chirm

1 of 2

noun

ˈchərm,
ˈchi(ə)rm
plural -s
dialectal
: noise, din
especially : confused noise, clamor, or hum (as of voices or insects)

chirm

2 of 2

intransitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
1
dialectal : to make a chirm : chirp
2
dialectal : croon

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, from Old English cirm; akin to Old Irish gairm cry, shout, Old English cearu anxiety, sorrow

Intransitive verb

Middle English chirmen, from Old English cirman, from cirm

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“Chirm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chirm. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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