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chirrup (third-person singular simple present chirrups, present participle chirruping, simple past and past participle chirruped)

  1. (intransitive) To make a series of chirps, clicks or clucks
  2. (transitive) To express by chirping.
    The crickets chirruped their song.
  3. (transitive) To quicken or animate by chirping.
    to chirrup a horse



chirrup (plural chirrups)

  1. A series of chirps, clicks or clucks
    • 1841 James Fenimore Cooper - The deerslayer: Or, the First War-path
      When other folks' squirrels are at home and asleep, yourn keep in motion among the trees and chirrup and sing, in a way that even a Delaware gal can understand their music!
    • 1859 Charled Dickens - The Cricket on the Hearth
      And here, if you like, the Cricket DID chime in ! with a Chirrup, Chirrup, Chirrup of such magnitude, by way of chorus