the short weak cry of a young bird
a secret look
"He peeped at the woman through the window"
cause to appear
"he peeped his head through the window"
peep, cheep, chirp, chirrup(verb)
make high-pitched sounds
"the birds were chirping in the bushes"
speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice
appear as though from hiding
"the new moon peeped through the tree tops"
A soft marshmallow candy, shaped into a baby animal for Easter celebration.
Origin: Onomatopoeic, from pepen
to cry, as a chicken hatching or newly hatched; to chirp; to cheep
to begin to appear; to look forth from concealment; to make the first appearance
to look cautiously or slyly; to peer, as through a crevice; to pry
the cry of a young chicken; a chirp
first outlook or appearance
a sly look; a look as through a crevice, or from a place of concealment
any small sandpiper, as the least sandpiper (Trigna minutilla)
the European meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis)
Origin: [Of imitative origin; cf. OE. pipen, F. piper, ppier, L. pipire, pipare, pipiare, D. & G. piepen. Senses 2 and 3 perhaps come from a transfer of sense from the sound which chickens make upon the first breaking of the shell to the act accompanying it; or perhaps from the influence of peek, or peak. Cf. Pipe.]
Peep is the debut album by Finnish alternative rock band The Rasmus, released on 23 September 1996 on Warner Music Finland. They met their first manager and record producer, Teja Kotilainen in 1995 and signed with Warner Music Finland in February 1996. They released their first EP, called 1st, on Teja G. Records, in December 1995, which featured the songs "Frog", "Myself", "Funky Jam" and "Rakkauslaulu". The album was first released in Finland, where it went Gold, and later in Estonia and Russia, and subsequently worldwide.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pēp, v.i. to chirp, or cry as a chicken.—n. the cry of a young chicken. [Fr. piper—L. pipāre.]
pēp, v.i. to look through a narrow opening: to look out from concealment: to look slyly or cautiously: to begin to appear.—n. a sly look: a beginning to appear, a glimpse: a narrow view, a slit.—ns. Peep′er, one that peeps: a prying person: a chicken just breaking the shell: (slang) the eye; Peep′-hole, a hole through which one may look without being seen; Peep′-o'-day, the first appearance of light in the morning; Peep′-show, a small show viewed through a small hole, usually fitted with a magnifying-glass; Peep′-sight, a plate on the breach with a small hole through which a gunner takes his sight.—Peeping Tom, a prying fellow, esp. one who peeps in at windows; Peep-o'-day boys, a band of Protestants in the north of Ireland, in the end of the 18th century—opposed to the Catholic Defenders. [Same as above, Fr. piper, to chirp like a bird, then to beguile, whence peep=to look out slyly.]
The numerical value of PEEP in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of PEEP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sleep is an eight-hour peep show of infantile erotica.
And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams
Call to the soul when man doth sleep,
So some strange thoughts transcend our wonted themes,
And into glory peep.
It is difficult to personate and act a part long, for where truth is not at the bottom Nature will always be endeavouring to return, and will peep out and betray herself one time or other.
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- pípnutí, pípnout, nakouknout, nakouknutíCzech
- pío, vistazo, piar, husmear, susurrar, espiar, susurroSpanish
- piipitys, piipittääFinnish
- pépiement, piaulementFrench
- caogadh, caogScottish Gaelic
- kukkantás, pillantás, csipog, kukucskálHungarian
- cinguettio, sbirciare, cinguettare, spuntareItalian
- пискнуть, заглядывать, пищать, подглядывать, пискRussian
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