Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of chirp.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of chirp.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The blackbird lilts; the robin chirps; the linnet wearies never,

    The Four Winds of Eirinn

  • And when the goldfinch chirps, that is company enough for me.

    Chapter XVI

  • The Cooper's hawks nesting half-way up the ridge emit what we'd call chirps if they were songbirds or notes of affliction if they were electronic angels, placed for surveillance purposes among the crowd of leaves cautiously exposing themselves to the rumored sun.

    Via Negativa

  • Anna's hummingbird "chirps" and "whistles" with its tail during display dives during mating season.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Another bizarre thing about Rosindell's dog yesterday was that it didn't bark - it kind of chirps/quacks....

    Politics Goes To The Dogs

  • Jaak Panksepp, of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and his students found that the rodents emit gleeful "chirps" when playing, but only at ultrasonic tones five times higher than the human ear can hear.

    Evolving News

  • a sturdy backdrop for the understated dub chirps on album standout "Eva", but their ability to weave soul into the tracks is what makes them stick in your head.

    IGN Music

  • So the chirps might be a warning to attackers that there‚Äôs some serious resistance on the way, Yack and her colleagues propose online and in an upcoming Naturwissenschaften.

    Caterpillars Utilize Sound and Stench As Defense | Impact Lab

  • Count the number of "chirps" in 15 seconds and add 37.

    News & Features from Minnesota Public Radio

  • The vehicle veered into the bicycle lane for 30 feet, and then disregarded the police car's red lights and siren 'chirps' for three more blocks.

    Edhat Santa Barbara

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  • As I'm not a Brit myself, I'm afraid this is the best I can do.

    October 5, 2008

  • Wow - that's a new one on me. Can you illustrate the usage?

    October 5, 2008

  • It has come to my attention that in British slang the verb "to chirps" means something along the lines of "to pursue in the interest of establishing a serious romantic relationship". That rocks.

    October 5, 2008