cheep
intransitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1513 1. to utter faint shrill sounds ; peep 2. to utter a single word or sound • cheep noun

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  • Cheep — Cheep, v. t. To give expression to in a chirping tone. [1913 Webster] Cheep and twitter twenty million loves. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheep — ► NOUN 1) a shrill squeaky cry made by a young bird. 2) informal the slightest sound: there hasn t been a cheep from anybody. ► VERB ▪ make a cheep. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • Cheep — (ch[=e]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cheeped} (ch[=e]pt).] [Cf. {Chirp}]. To chirp, as a young bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheep — Cheep, n. A chirp, peep, or squeak, as of a young bird or mouse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheep — [tʃi:p] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound] if a young bird cheeps, it makes a weak, high noise ▪ baby birds cheeping for food >cheep[i] n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheep — vb *chirp, chirrup, peep, tweet, twitter, chitter cheep n chirp, chirrup, peep, tweet, twitter, chitter (see under CHIRP vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cheep — cheep·er; cheep; …   English syllables

  • cheep — (v.) 1510s, of imitative origin, originally Scottish. Related: Cheeped; cheeping. The noun is attested by 1774 …   Etymology dictionary

  • cheep — [v] vocalize as a bird chip, chipper, chirp, chirrup, peep, tweedle, tweet, twitter; concept 64 …   New thesaurus

  • cheep — [chēp] n. [echoic] the short, faint, shrill sound made by a young bird; peep; chirp vt., vi. to make, or utter with, such a sound cheeper n …   English World dictionary

  • cheep — UK [tʃiːp] / US [tʃɪp] verb [intransitive] Word forms cheep : present tense I/you/we/they cheep he/she/it cheeps present participle cheeping past tense cheeped past participle cheeped if a bird cheeps, it makes short high sounds Derived word:… …   English dictionary

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