- (Zoology) to be as chirpy/merry as a cricket [colloquial]estar como unas Pascuas or como un cascabelExample sentences
- The warm summer air whipped through Chris' open window blowing with it the sounds of crickets chirping.
- The only sound heard was crickets, chirping their nightly tunes hidden somewhere in the darkness.
- She sniffed delicately as her ears moved to the sounds of crickets chirping.
- The second family includes some but by no means all of the insects which bear the name cricket.
- uncountable (Sport) (game) that's not cricket (British English) [colloquial]eso no es jugar limpio(before noun) (ball/match/bat)de críquetExample sentences
- The village has a good sports field with football and cricket teams.
- So many runs in three days of cricket can't be a good wicket for Test match cricket.
- The lack of patience from their batsmen has often been the bane of Bangladesh's cricket team.
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