or chirre, churr
- to make a characteristic shrill, trilling sound, as a grasshopper.
- the sound of chirring.
Origin of chirr
Related Words for chirrsqueak, screech, groan, sound, scratch, scrape, rasp, crepitate, squeal, chirr
Examples from the Web for chirr
Historical Examples of chirr
They have peculiar notes like a clear whistle, and a “chirr, chirr!”
The cricket's chirr and the occasional affirmations of the katy-did were the only sounds she heard.The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife
Ellen M. Firebaugh
But on leading up his horse within ten or twelve feet of the pin, it gives a little "chirr" and dives down out of sight.Wild Animals at Home
Ernest Thompson Seton
"Not at all," replied the little man, in a voice as dry and crisp as the chirr of a grasshopper.
chirre or churr
- (intr) (esp of certain insects, such as crickets) to make a shrill trilled sound
- the sound of chirring
Word Origin for chirr
c.1600, echoic of a grasshopper's trill. Related: Chirred; chirring.