Birds flitted from tree to tree, chirping at each other and battling over the best roosting sights.
Haydn uses a true Straussian discord in The Seasons, in order to imitate the chirping of a cricket; but the harshest realism in Gatterdammerung (the discord produced by the horns of Hagen and his churls in the mustering-scene in the second act) has a harmonic logic which would have convinced Corelli.
Stridulating organs which produce chirping notes (see Cricket).
I could hear birds chirping and earlier, the woman humming.
Males of the little water-bugs of the genus Corixa make a shrill chirping note by drawing a row of teeth on the flattened fore-foot across a group of spines on the haunch of the opposite leg.
Tree frogs were chirping so abundantly that they sounded like crickets.
Her voice sounded so serious and so sad that the chirping of the birds was silenced at once.
As they were passing through a grove of small trees, they heard a great fluttering over their heads and a feeble chirping in the grass by the roadside.
The three voices, hers, Mademoiselle Bourienne's, and Katie's, who was laughing at something, mingled in a merry sound, like the chirping of birds.
A steady chirping and whistling came from the forest.