from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To utter a series of chirps.
- intransitive v. To make clucking or clicking sounds with the lips, as in urging on a horse.
- transitive v. To sound with chirps.
- transitive v. To make clucking sounds to.
- n. A series of chirps.
- n. A series of clucks or clicking sounds, such as those made to urge on a horse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make a series of chirps, clicks or clucks
- n. A series of chirps, clicks or clucks
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To quicken or animate by chirping; to cherup.
- intransitive v. To chirp.
- n. The act of chirping; a chirp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To chirp.
- n. A chirp.
- To quicken, enliven, or animate, as by making a chirping sound; cherup: as, to chirrup one's horses.
- To cheer or applaud (a public singer or the like, and for pay).
- To produce or utter chirpingly.
- To produce with compressed lips and suction a sharp explosive chirping sound by way of greeting or pleasing an infant or a cage-bird, or of coaxing and encouraging a dog or a horse, etc.
- To converse or sing in a lively manner or in sprightly tones.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make high-pitched sounds
- n. a series of chirps
Variant of chirp.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)