verb (used without object)
Origin of birr1
noun, plural birr.
Examples from the Web for birr
Once he heard the birr of his father's voice in the lobby and his mother speaking in shrill protest, and then—oh, horror!The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
An abbey was founded at Birr by St Brendan (d. 573), to whom the present parish church is dedicated.
Grey spent three days in reducing the lands of Birr and Modreeny, the latter of which had to be taken by assault.Ireland under the Tudors, Volume I (of II)|Richard Bagwell
St. Brendan of Birr, is to be carefully distinguished from his more celebrated namesake of Clonfert.Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum|John Healy
It returns two members to parliament, for the Birr and Tullamore divisions respectively.