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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [cheer-uh p, chur-]
    • /ˈtʃɪər əp, ˈtʃɜr-/
    • /tʃɜːp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [cheer-uh p, chur-]
    • /ˈtʃɪər əp, ˈtʃɜr-/

Definitions of chirrup word

  • verb chirrup If a person or bird chirrups, they make short high-pitched sounds. 3
  • verb chirrup (esp of some birds) to chirp repeatedly 3
  • verb chirrup to make clucking sounds with the lips 3
  • noun chirrup such a sound 3
  • intransitive verb chirrup to chirp repeatedly 3
  • intransitive verb chirrup to make a series of sharp, sucking sounds with the lips, as in urging a horse on 3

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Origin of chirrup

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
First recorded in 1570-80; variant of chirp

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Chirrup


chirrup popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chirrup usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chirrup

verb chirrup

  • chip — Chips are long, thin pieces of potato fried in oil or fat and eaten hot, usually with a meal.
  • chirp — When a bird or an insect such as a cricket or grasshopper chirps, it makes short high-pitched sounds.
  • tweet — a weak chirping sound, as of a young or small bird.
  • peep — to utter the short, shrill little cry of a young bird, a mouse, etc.; cheep; squeak.
  • twitter — to utter a succession of small, tremulous sounds, as a bird.

noun chirrup

  • hoot — to cry out or shout, especially in disapproval or derision.
  • cry — When you cry, tears come from your eyes, usually because you are unhappy or hurt.
  • chuck — When you chuck something somewhere, you throw it there in a casual or careless way.
  • cheep — the short weak high-pitched cry of a young bird; chirp
  • squeak — a short, sharp, shrill cry; a sharp, high-pitched sound.

Antonyms for chirrup

verb chirrup

  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.

Top questions with chirrup

  • why does my cat chirrup?

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