Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pipe up”

See all translations

pipe up

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with pipe   /paɪp/ us  
to suddenly start to speak or make a noise: In the silence that followed, a lone voice piped up from the back of the room.
Translations of “pipe up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然開始說話(或發出噪音)…
in Russian подавать голос…
in Turkish aniden söylemek, hemen söyleyivermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然开始说话(或发出噪声)…
in Polish wtrącać się…
(Definition of pipe up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pipe up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pipe up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More