churr

[ chur ]
/ tʃɜr /

verb (used without object), noun

Definition for churr (2 of 2)

chirr

or chirre, churr

[ chur ]
/ tʃɜr /

verb (used without object)

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

noun

the sound of chirring.

Origin of chirr

First recorded in 1590–1600; alteration of chirp
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Examples from the Web for churr

  • From twilight till grey does the fern-owl "churr" and fly through the night.

  • The death of that poor fellow, Churr, clings to him, say what one may.

    Sweet Mace|George Manville Fenn
  • The only note I have heard it utter is a kind of churr, like the call of the scarlet tanager.

  • I saw his mouth open and shut, he hollowed his hands round it, but the churr of the motor and the bees drowned his words.

    A Diversity of Creatures|Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for churr (1 of 2)

churr

/ (tʃɜː) /

verb, noun

a variant spelling of chirr

British Dictionary definitions for churr (2 of 2)

chirr

chirre or churr

/ (tʃɜː) /

verb

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

noun

the sound of chirring

Word Origin for chirr

C17: of imitative origin
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