Cheap vs. Cheep
Cheap and cheep both sound same but their meanings are entirely different. The words with similar sounds but different meaning and spellings are known as homophones. Homophones are misused and often mistaken for each other while speaking and writing. This pair of homophones is described below with easy meaning and everyday examples to clear out the misconception.
Cheap as adjective:
Something which has lower price as compared to the relative things is called cheap. If the quality of an object is inferior or it has less worth than the others it is also cheap. A place which charges low for the things it sells is also cheap. A cheap motel. Cheap can be substituted for words like inexpensive, economical, competitive, affordable, reasonable or low priced.
Cheap as adverb:
Cheep as noun:
Cheap as verb:
The act of making a small squeaky sound is also known to be cheep. Here cheep is used as a verb to describe the action taking place, that is, the making of this particular sound. With synonyms like chirp, chirrup, twitter, tweet, peep, chirr, warble and trill, cheep can be used to describe the action of birds making high pitched sounds.
Cheap or cheep:
Next time you pick your pen up for writing something make sure you know the difference between this pair of homophones. When something is being sold for less money it is cheap but when a young bird make a shrill voice it is cheep. Cheep of the bird can be a noun or a verb but a cheap cloth can only be an adjective or an adverb.