churr

[chur]

chirr

or chirre, churr

[chur]
verb (used without object)
  1. to make a characteristic shrill, trilling sound, as a grasshopper.
noun
  1. the sound of chirring.

Origin of chirr

First recorded in 1590–1600; alteration of chirp
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British Dictionary definitions for churring

churr

verb, noun
  1. a variant spelling of 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 churring

chirr

v.

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

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