or chirre, churr

[ chur ]
/ tʃɜr /

verb (used without object)

to make a characteristic shrill, trilling sound, as a grasshopper.


the sound of chirring.

Origin of chirr

First recorded in 1590–1600; alteration of chirp Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chirr


chirre or churr

/ (tʃɜː) /


(intr) (esp of certain insects, such as crickets) to make a shrill trilled sound


the sound of chirring

Word Origin for chirr

C17: of imitative origin
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