Chirp

  • 1 chirp — vb Chirp, chirrup, cheep, peep, tweet, twitter, chitter can all mean as verbs to make the little sounds character istic of small animals and as nouns the little sounds so made, and all can be extended to sounds and the making of sounds (as by… …

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  • 2 chirp´er — chirp «churp», noun, verb. –n. 1. the short, sharp sound made by some small birds and insects: »The chirp of a sparrow. 2. any sound like this: »One by one the ten Superforts touched down, with a chirp of tires (Time). SYNONYM(S): cheep. –v.i. 1 …

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  • 3 chirp´i|ly — chirp|y «CHUR pee», adjective, chirp|i|er, chirp|i|est. Informal. 1. inclined to chirp. 2. cheerful; lively; …

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  • 4 chirp|y — «CHUR pee», adjective, chirp|i|er, chirp|i|est. Informal. 1. inclined to chirp. 2. cheerful; lively; …

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  • 5 chirp — chirp·i·ly; chirp·i·ness; chirp; chirp·ing·ly; …

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  • 6 Chirp — Chirp, n. A short, sharp note, as of a bird or insect. The chirp of flitting bird. Bryant. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Chirp — Chirp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chirped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chirping}.] [Of imitative orgin. Cf. {Chirk}, {Chipper}, {Cheep}, {Chirm}, {Chirrup}.] To make a shop, sharp, cheerful, as of small birds or crickets. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 chirp — [tʃə:p US tʃə:rp] v also chirrup BrE [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: From the sound] 1.) [I and T] if a bird or insect chirps, it makes short high sounds 2.) to speak in a happy high voice ▪ Yes, all finished, he chirped. >chirp n …

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  • 9 Chirp — [tʃə:p] der; s, s <aus engl. chirp »das Zwitschern, Zirpen«> Änderung der Trägerfrequenz bei kurzen Impulsen eines Lasers …

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  • 10 chirp — [ tʃɜrp ] verb 1. ) intransitive when a bird or an insect chirps, it makes a short high sound 2. ) intransitive or transitive to say something in a lively and happy way ╾ chirp noun count …

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  • 11 chirp — mid 15c. (implied in chirping), echoic, or else a variant of M.E. chirken to twitter (late 14c.), from O.E. cearcian to creak, gnash. Related: Chirped. As a noun, attested from 1802 …

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  • 12 chirp — [v] peep, cheep call, chip, chipper, chirrup, lilt, pipe, purl, quaver, roll, sing, sound, trill, tweedle, tweet, twitter, warble; concept 64 …

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  • 13 chirp — ► VERB 1) (of a small bird or a grasshopper) utter a short, sharp, high pitched sound. 2) say something in a lively and cheerful way. ► NOUN ▪ a chirping sound. ORIGIN imitative …

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  • 14 chirp — [chʉrp] vi. [ME chirpen, echoic var. of chirken, CHIRK] 1. to make the short, shrill sound of some birds or insects 2. to speak in a lively, shrill way vt. to utter in a sharp, shrill tone n. a short, shrill sound chirper n …

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  • 15 Chirp — For other uses, see Chirp (disambiguation). A chirp is a signal in which the frequency increases ( up chirp ) or decreases ( down chirp ) with time. In some sources, the term chirp is used interchangeably with sweep signal.[1] It is commonly used …

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  • 16 Chirp — Un chirp linéaire de amplitude constante. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Chirp », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Un chirp (mot d origine anglaise signifiant « gazouillis ») est par définition …

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  • 17 Chirp — Als ein Chirp (von engl. chirp = Zwitschern) bzw. eine Zirpe (dt.) bezeichnet man in der Signalverarbeitung ein Signal, dessen Frequenz sich zeitlich ändert. Chirp Impuls mit linearem Frequenzanstieg Technische Anwendungen liegen bei der… …

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  • 18 chirp — UK [tʃɜː(r)p] / US [tʃɜrp] verb Word forms chirp : present tense I/you/we/they chirp he/she/it chirps present participle chirping past tense chirped past participle chirped 1) [intransitive] when a bird or an insect chirps, it makes a short high… …

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  • 19 chirp — I. verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1557 intransitive verb to make a chirp or a sound resembling a chirp transitive verb to utter with a cheerful liveliness < she chirped “good morning” > II. noun Date: circa 1586 the …

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  • 20 chirp — [[t]tʃɜrp[/t]] n. 1) anb the short, sharp sound made by small birds and certain insects 2) c.v. any similar sound, esp. of a cheerful, excited tone 3) anb c.v. to make the sound of a chirp 4) to say or express with such a sound • Etymology:… …

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