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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chirp mean? 

CHIRP (noun)
  The noun CHIRP has 1 sense:

1. a sharp sound made by small birds or insects

  Familiarity information: CHIRP used as a noun is very rare.

CHIRP (verb)
  The verb CHIRP has 2 senses:

1. make high-pitched sounds; of birds
2. sing in modulation

  Familiarity information: CHIRP used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CHIRP (noun)

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A sharp sound made by small birds or insects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("chirp" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chirp"):

tweet (a week chirping sound as of a small bird)

CHIRP (verb)

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Make high-pitched sounds; of birds

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


cheep; chirp; chirrup; twirp; peep

Hypernyms (to "chirp" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "chirp"):

chitter; twitter (make high-pitched sounds, as of birds)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sense 2chirp [BACK TO TOP]


Sing in modulation

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing


tweedle; chirp

Hypernyms (to "chirp" is one way to...):

sing (produce tones with the voice)

Domain category:

music (musical activity (singing or whistling etc.))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

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