chirm

noun
\ ˈchərm, ˈchi(ə)rm \
plural -s

Definition of chirm

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal
: noise, din especially : confused noise, clamor, or hum (as of voices or insects)
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of chirm (Entry 2 of 2)

1 dialectal : to make a chirm : chirp
2 dialectal : croon

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History and Etymology for chirm

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 10 Aug. 2022.

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