Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a chirping manner.

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

  • adverb In a chirping manner.

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

  • adverb With a chirping sound.

Etymologies

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chirping +‎ -ly

Examples

  • This the landlady of the Break of Day chirpingly explained, calling between whiles,

    Little Dorrit

  • But the doctrine of future punishment professed by nineteen twentieths of Christendom is, if true, an evil incomparably worse than that, though every element of its dreadfulness were multiplied by millions beyond the power of numeration; and yet all goes on as quietly, the most of these fancied believers live as chirpingly, as if heaven were sure for everybody!

    The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life

  • This the landlady of the Break of Day chirpingly explained, calling between whiles, 'Hola, my husband!' out at the side door.

    Little Dorrit

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