from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short, high-pitched sound, such as that made by a small bird or an insect.
- intransitive v. To make a short, high-pitched sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short, sharp or high note or noise, as of a bird or insect.
- v. to make a short, sharp, cheerful note, as of small birds or crickets
- v. to speak in a high-pitched staccato
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make a shop, sharp, cheerful, as of small birds or crickets.
- n. A short, sharp note, as of a bird or insect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a short, sharp, cheery sound, as is done by small birds and various insects.
- To utter inarticulate sounds expressive of satisfaction or pleasure.
- To sound or utter in a chirping manner.
- n. A short, sharp, cheerful note, as of certain birds and insects.
- To cheer; enliven: known only in the present participle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sharp sound made by small birds or insects
- v. sing in modulation
- v. make high-pitched sounds
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The tomb allows no sound inside; even the smallest chirp is eaten by the stone so that Set-Yi is not disturbed.
From three or four meters in front of the stairway, the chirp is clear.
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Buhner jokes how he used to hear crickets chirp from the upper decks of the Kingdome and the sound of a toilet flushing in the 300-level.
Poor Puttel, after gazing wistfully out of the window at the gaunt city cats skulking about the yard, would retire to the rug, and curl herself up as if all hope of finding congenial society had failed; while little Nick would sing till he vibrated on his perch, without receiving any response except an inquisitive chirp from the pert sparrows, who seemed to twit him with his captivity.
I'm still waiting for my cell phone to 'chirp' like the old school communicators when I open it up ...
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