from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To chirp or to make a mournful cry, as a bird does.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Noise; din; esp.; confused noise, clamor, or hum of many voices, notes of birds, or the like.
- intransitive v. To chirp or to make a mournful cry, as a bird.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To chirp as a bird.
- To emit a mournful sound, as birds collected together before a storm.
- To utter as with a chirp.
- n. Clamor; confused noise.
- n. Specifically, the mournful sound emitted before a storm by birds collected together.
No sound came to break the quiet of the evening hour save the monotonous plaint of a whippoorwill in a distant brake, and the ceaseless chirm of insects among the leafy boughs and down in the ferns that clustered on the knolls round about.
To Captivate, kap'ti-vlte.v. a. To take prifoner, to bring into bondage; to chirm, to fubduc.