- to make the short, shrill sound of some birds or insects
- to speak in a lively, shrill way
Origin of chirpMiddle English chirpen, echoic variant, variety of chirken, chirk
to utter in a sharp, shrill tone
a short, shrill sound
A short, high-pitched sound, such as the one a small bird or insect makes.
intransitive verbchirped, chirp·ing, chirps
To make a short, high-pitched sound.
Origin of chirpMiddle English *chirpen, of imitative origin.