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chirp

[chərp]
(communications)
An undesirable variation in the frequency of a continuous-wave carrier when it is keyed.
The sound heard in a code receiver when the transmitted carrier frequency is increased linearly for the duration of a pulse code.
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Second, when the cricket chirps for aggression other male crickets are attracted and female crickets will move away.
This battery characteristic can cause a smoke alarm to enter the low battery chirp mode when air temperatures drop.
Chirp, which has been recently launched, is a new service that allows people to share digital content like web pages, pictures or video, by playing short tunes to each other.
Doughty was asked if Burrows, a native of Quebec, prefers to chirp in French or English.
The male bird usually perches on a bush below and seems to chirp encouragement up to the nest.
You can figure out the temperature by listening to a cricket chirp.
The number of chirps per series appears to be the only song character notably different in calling and courtship song situations in H.
When X-ray or gamma radiation is detected within the active sensitivity range, the device chirps, alerting the owner.
When rats are tickled behind the neck, they let out a series of chirps higher than humans can hear.
Wearing a layered, stylized kimono, she evoked both a forbidding environment and intimate yearnings with jerky articulations, undulating moves, and measured footwork accompanied by atmospheric sounds: chirps, drumbeats, bells.