or chirre, churr
- to make a characteristic shrill, trilling sound, as a grasshopper.
- the sound of chirring.
Origin of chirr
Related Words for churrhoot, pipe, twitter, cry, chuck, cheep, squeak, chatter, tweet, coo, churr, chirrup
Examples from the Web for churr
Historical Examples of churr
From twilight till grey does the fern-owl "churr" and fly through the night.Poachers and Poaching
The death of that poor fellow, Churr, clings to him, say what one may.Sweet Mace
George Manville Fenn
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
The only note I have heard it utter is a kind of churr, like the call of the scarlet tanager.
- a variant spelling of chirr
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.