Definition of chirp:
tweedle, chitter, hum, carol, jargon, pipe, cheep, twitter, sing, chirrup, tweet, chip, roll, purl, chorus, peep, phrase, sound, pant, declaim, lilt, mouth, quaver, gasp out, pip, frame, twirp, chant, put, declare.
- ululate (part of speech: verb)
- ululation (part of speech: noun)
In the depths of these forests I have stood and listened for some sound until my cars tingled with overstrained attention; not a chirp of a bird, not the hum of an insect, but the mouth of Nature is sealed.- "Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon", Samuel White Baker.
Messire de Maletroit bowed, and proceeded to limp about the apartment, clearing his throat the while with that odd musical chirp which had already grown so irritating in the ears of Denis de Beaulieu.- "New-Arabian-Nights", Stevenson, Robert Louis.
- "The Associate Hermits", Frank R. Stockton.