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chirp

Saltos de línea: chirp
Pronunciación: /tʃəːp
 
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Definición de chirp en inglés:

verbo

[no object]
1(Of a small bird or an insect) make a short, sharp, high-pitched sound: outside, the crickets chirped monotonously (as noun chirping) the chirping of birds
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Estrella yawned a little, and closed her eyes, listening silently to the serene sound of birds chirping and the small insects of summer buzzing.
  • The entire area was abuzz with various sounds in the air, such as leaves rustling in the wind, birds chirping, insects humming, and the distinct sound of flowing water.
  • At that point I began to hear birds chirping over the explosive sound of the firing range, I looked around in confusion, and then was awakened suddenly.
Sinónimos
1.1 [with direct speech] (Of a person) say something in a lively and cheerful way: Good morning!’ chirped Alex
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • ‘Excuse me young man, it's time to enter Michigan,’ a cheerful flight attendant chirped.
  • ‘I want to be a doctor when I grow up and I'll miss her when she's gone,’ she cheerfully chirped.
  • ‘Seal's destroyed though,’ Chris chirped cheerfully before turning doubtful eyes on Aaron.
2 [with object] South African Speak to (someone) in a taunting way: he chirped two policemen just before he was arrested
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Everyone has had a pop at him for his petulance in chirping her and getting sent off.

sustantivo

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A short, sharp, high-pitched sound: the chirps and whirrs of insects
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • ‘The territorial calls produced by the males are short buzzes, trills, chirps and combinations of clicks,’ said French as she demonstrated.
  • Elongated roars and fragments of voices gave a sense of atmospheric portent, while syncopated pings, clicks and chirps added a desultory counterpoint.
  • There are chirps and squeals and squawks and song.

Origen

late Middle English: imitative.

Derivados

chirper

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sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Are those chirpers supposed to be a ‘birds-behind-bars’ metaphor?
  • And Sunny here, Sunny is the resident chirper.
  • Thankfully, one rather knowledgeable chirper stopped by the office today with a short but concrete message about AMD's Opteron plans.

Palabras que riman con chirp

burp, Earp, slurp, twerp, usurp

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