Chirped

chirp

[churp]
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.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English chyrpynge (gerund); expressive word akin to cheep, chirk, etc.

chirper, noun
chirpingly, adverb
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chirp (tʃɜːp)
 
vb
1.  (esp of some birds and insects) to make a short high-pitched sound
2.  to speak in a lively fashion
 
n
3.  a chirping sound, esp that made by a bird
 
[C15 (as chirpinge, gerund): of imitative origin]
 
'chirper
 
n

CHIRP (tʃɜːp)
 
n acronym for
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

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chirp
mid-15c., echoic var. of M.E. chirken "to twitter" (late 14c.), from O.E. cearcian "to creak, gnash."
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