In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The chicks had been downy and charming, and cheeped sweetly with their permanently open mouths.
- The swallow settled down next to him, cheeping softly at him as if she trusted this human and knew him.
- The mother bird and a few others were on the roof of the house next door, cheeping with distress.
- Finally replete and satiated, the bronze bird cheeped happily, mouth opening to reveal four flat, stubby teeth.
- I let out a few screams when one flapped their wings and chittered and cheeped at me.
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- The little birds in the tree kept up a constant cheep of complaint, but it didn't break cover.
- As you follow it along the street you begin to hear the cheeps and trills of other birds launching into a discordant chorus.
- House sparrows sing by stringing together a variety of cheeps, chirps and ‘chissiks’, and flocks can make a loud noise during courtship rituals.
- If you think nature sounds CDs are merely soft, relaxing waterfalls and bird cheeps to calm you down after a long hard day, listen again.
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