- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /t͡ʃɜːp/
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- (US) IPA(key): /t͡ʃɝp/
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /t͡ʃɘːp/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)p
chirp (plural chirps)
- A short, sharp or high note or noise, as of a bird or insect.
- (radar, sonar, radio telescopy etc.) A pulse of signal whose frequency sweeps through a band of frequencies for the duration of the pulse.
- (intransitive) To make a short, sharp, cheerful note, as of small birds or crickets.
- 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 95:
- "Well, I suppose you didn't come out of the egg either before you could chirp," said the woman who was on the egg.
- (intransitive) To speak in a high-pitched staccato.
- (transitive, radar, sonar, radio telescopy etc.) To modify (a pulse of signal) so that it sweeps through a band of frequencies throughout its duration.
- (transitive, obsolete) To cheer up; to make (someone) happier.
- (Canada) To speak rapid insulting comical banter back and forth.