Definition of cheep in English:


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Pronunciation: /tʃiːp


  • 1A short, high squeaky cry made by a young bird.
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    • 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 short, high sound resembling the cry of a young bird: an electronic cheep from the alarm
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    • 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.
  • 1.2 [in singular, with negative, often as modifier] informal The slightest sound: there has not been a cheep from anybody
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    • And then he gets home from work and parks his backside in front of the telly and I don't get a cheep out of him all night.
    • There was not a cheep out of her, not a sulk or a pout until the euphoria began to wane.


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

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