zirpen

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zirpen (third-person singular simple present zirpt, past tense zirpte, past participle gezirpt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to chirp, to chirr, to chirrup (sound of a cricket)
    • 1921, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Trommel, in Weberin Schuld, G. Grote'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 8:
      Dazu zirpten unzählige Zikaden, schillernde Libellen schossen surrend durch die Luft, […]
      In addition countless cicadas chirped, iridescent dragonflies shot buzzingly through the air, […]

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