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Silence, broken only by the chirp of the cheery little teakettle.

Let us forget for a moment the chirp of the family housekeeper over her gods.

If you chirp, I'll have to blow the roof of your head off, Gage!

Sparrows begin to chirp, first one, then ten, then thousands.

All around him was the chirp and bustle of unseen bird and animal life.

Lacy said she hadn't heard Uncle Joe chirp since he was baptized.

"I will," cried the little fairy, in a voice as clear as the chirp of a cricket.

When it began to chirp faintly, he listened as if it were a beautiful sound.

One by one they were moving, staggering to their feet, beginning to chirp.

“Yes,” he said directly after, for the chirp was answered from lower down.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c. (implied in chirping), echoic, or else a variant of Middle English chirken "to twitter" (late 14c.), from Old English cearcian "to creak, gnash." Related: Chirped. As a noun, attested from 1802.

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