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    Default short high sound

    chirp Show phonetics
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    1 [I] (ALSO chirrup) (especially of a bird) to make a short high sound or sounds

    (from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

    I wonder how the sound can be `short' as well as `high'.

    Please you help me.

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    Default Re: short high sound

    short = duration
    high = pitch

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    Thank you Tdol.

    But I don't know what you mean `pitch'? Moreover, dictionaries has many meanings for the word `pitch'.

    So, could you explain what does `pitch' you mean?

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    Default Re: short high sound

    In this context, which is to do with sound, it is : the degree of highness or lowness in a sound or tone [as governed by the rate of vibrations producing it].

    Try saying a single word using a very deep voice, an ordinary voice, and high voice - these are different pitches.

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    Default Re: short high sound

    Soprano - high
    Bass - low

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