Synonyms and related words:
anthem, ballad, bark, bawl, beam, bellow, blare, blat, blubber, boom, bray, breathe, buzz, cackle, call, caper, caracole, carol, caw, chant, chatter, cheep, chip, chipper, chirk, chirking, chirm, chirr, chirrup, chitter, choir, chorus, chuck, clack, clap hands, cluck, clutter, cock-a-doodle-doo, coo, creak, crick, croak, cronk, croon, crow, cuckoo, dance, delight, descant, do-re-mi, drawl, drum, exclaim, exult, flute, frisk, frolic, gabble, gaggle, gambol, gasp, glory, glow, gobble, growl, grunt, guggle, hiss, honk, hoo, hoot, hum, hymn, intonate, intone, joy, jubilate, keen, laugh, lilt, minstrel, mumble, murmur, mutter, pant, peep, pip, pipe, psalm, quack, quaver, radiate cheer, rejoice, revel, roar, roll, rollick, romp, roulade, rumble, scold, scream, screech, serenade, shake, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, sing in chorus, skip, skip for joy, smile, snap, snarl, snort, sob, sol-fa, solmizate, sparkle, squall, squawk, squeal, stridulate, stridulation, thunder, tremolo, trill, troll, trumpet, twang, tweedle, tweedledee, tweet, twit, twitter, vocalize, wail, warble, whine, whisper, whistle, yap, yawp, yell, yelp, yodel

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • 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… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

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

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

  • chirp — chirp·i·ly; chirp·i·ness; chirp; chirp·ing·ly; …   English syllables

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

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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

  • 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 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

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