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chirp
American English: /tʃərp/
British English: /tʃəːp/

Translation of chirp in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • (bird)
    piar
    (insect/cricket)
    chirriar
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • decir alegremente

noun

countable or uncountable
  • (of bird)
    piada (feminine)
    piído (masculine)
    (of cricket)
    chirrido (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • ‘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.

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