Chirp



[churp] /tʃɜrp/

verb (used without object)
1.
to make a characteristic short, sharp sound, as small birds and certain insects.
2.
to make any similar sound:
The children chirped with amusement.
verb (used with object)
3.
to sound or utter in a chirping manner:
The little girl chirped her joy.
noun
4.
a chirping sound.
/tʃɜːp/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(esp of some birds and insects) to make a short high-pitched sound
2.
to speak in a lively fashion
noun
3.
a chirping sound, esp that made by a bird
/tʃɜːp/
noun acronym
1.
Confidential Human Incidents Reporting Programme: a system, run by the RAF Institute of Medicine, by which commercial pilots can comment on safety trends without the knowledge of their employers
v.

mid-15c. (implied in chirping), echoic, or else a variant of Middle English chirken “to twitter” (late 14c.), from Old English cearcian “to creak, gnash.” Related: Chirped. As a noun, attested from 1802.

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