chirrup

chirrup

[cheer-uhp, chur-]
verb (used without object), chirruped, chirruping.
1.
to chirp: robins chirruping on the lawn.
2.
to make a similar sound: She chirruped softly to encourage the horse.
verb (used with object), chirruped, chirruping.
3.
to utter with chirps.
4.
to make a chirping sound to.
noun
5.
the act or sound of chirruping: a chirrup of birds.

Origin:
1570–80; variant of chirp

chirrupper, noun
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chirrup (ˈtʃɪrəp)
 
vb
1.  (esp of some birds) to chirp repeatedly
2.  to make clucking sounds with the lips
 
n
3.  such a sound
 
[C16: variant of chirp]
 
'chirruper
 
n
 
'chirrupy
 
adj

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