chirr

or chirre, churr

[chur]
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noun
  1. the sound of chirring.

Origin of chirr

First recorded in 1590–1600; alteration of chirp
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Related Words for chirr

squeak, screech, groan, sound, scratch, scrape, rasp, crepitate, squeal, chirr

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British Dictionary definitions for chirr

chirr

chirre or churr

verb
  1. (intr) (esp of certain insects, such as crickets) to make a shrill trilled sound
noun
  1. the sound of chirring

Word Origin for chirr

C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for chirr
v.

c.1600, echoic of a grasshopper's trill. Related: Chirred; chirring.

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