from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of chirp.
- n. An instance of chirping
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Cheering; enlivening.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That which chirps (as a bird or cricket).
- That which cheers or enlivens: as, a chirping cup or glass.
- Merry; hilarious; lively.
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Listening to monkeys howling and birds chirping is much more pleasant than car horns honking and tires screeching.
The track I went with has some great strings - I really dig the Cello anyway, so when its used this way, with both pizzicato and bowed sounds, it gets under my skin - chirping birds, insects, and the solid yet shuffling beat to carry it through with this weirdly dark sense to it.
"They clapped their wings," said the tutor, "from the pain you put them to; and what you call chirping, were cries and lamentations.
Here we have a man chirping from the sidelines about who should be President - he says Barack Obama doesn’t have the required foreign policy experience - therefore you should vote for John McCain in November.
Nobody but my mother, indeed, would have called my chirping singing.
Ditmire uses a technique known as chirping to stretch out the length of time that the brief pulse of light is created.
Three years ago, Swann was seen "chirping" at birds outside the hospital.
Molly was always jolly, if not singing she would be "chirping" as her brother Martin termed the queer sort of lispy whistle she indulged in, and even while dressing, it was a practice of hers to vary the operations with home-made jazz.
West Dundee Kinko's manager Dan Kaiser heard "chirping" sounds coming from a drain pipe alongside his building about 8: 20 p.m. Monday.
So the next time you enter a crosswalk and hear the "chirping" of the "Accessible Pedestrian Signal", just remember