Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A faint, shrill sound like that of a young bird; a chirp.
  • intransitive verb To make a faint, shrill sound or sounds; chirp.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To peep, as a chick; chirp; squeak; creak; make a sound resembling “cheep.”
  • To utter in a chirping or peeping tone; pipe; chirp.
  • noun A squeak, as of a mouse; a chirp; hence, a creak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To chirp, as a young bird.
  • noun A chirp, peep, or squeak, as of a young bird or mouse.
  • transitive verb To give expression to in a chirping tone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Of a small bird, to make short, high-pitched sounds sounding like "cheep".
  • noun A short, high-pitched sound made by a small bird.
  • interjection The short, high-pitched sound made by a small bird.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the short weak cry of a young bird
  • verb make high-pitched sounds

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Onomatopoeic.

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