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cheep

Syllabification: cheep
Pronunciation: /CHēp
 
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Definition of cheep in English:

noun

1A shrill squeaky cry made by a bird, typically a young one.
Example sentences
  • As you follow it along the street you begin to hear the cheeps and trills of other birds launching into a discordant chorus.
  • House sparrows sing by stringing together a variety of cheeps, chirps and ‘chissiks’, and flocks can make a loud noise during courtship rituals.
  • The little birds in the tree kept up a constant cheep of complaint, but it didn't break cover.
1.1A sound resembling the shrill squeaky cry made by a bird: an electronic cheep from the alarm
More example sentences
  • A young woman with bright red lips and a high-pitched cheep of a voice flew at me.
  • As the mechanical creatures quietened, a faint cheep could be heard, then a sort of indignant squawk.
  • She made about five and was on the sixth when she heard something fall on the floor and a frightened cheep from the other room.

verb

[no object] Back to top  
Make a shrill squeaky sound.
Example sentences
  • I let out a few screams when one flapped their wings and chittered and cheeped at me.
  • The mother bird and a few others were on the roof of the house next door, cheeping with distress.
  • The chicks had been downy and charming, and cheeped sweetly with their permanently open mouths.

Origin

early 16th century (originally Scots): imitative (compare with peep2).

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