Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

burr

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of burr

  1. a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion <heard the burr of a distant engine> Synonyms hum, buzz, chirr, churr, drone, purr, thrum, whir (also whirr), whiz (or whizz), zoomRelated Words babble, coo, gasp, gurgle, hiss, moan, murmur, rustle, sigh, suspiration, susurration, susurrus, whisper; whish, zing, zipNear Antonyms bawl, howl, roar, scream, screech, shriek, squall, squeal, yelp, yell




burr

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of burr

  1. to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound <the pitch burred past the batter's ear> Synonyms bumble, whirr, buzz, drone, hum, whish, whiz (or whizz), zip, zoomRelated Words chirr, churr; thrum; fizz, hiss, murmur, purr, rustle, sigh, sizzle, swish, whisper; coo, curr; wheeze, whistle, whoosh




Learn More about burr


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up burr? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of striking ability or excellence

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

estival hiemal brumal vernal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ