chirr

noun
\ ˈchər \

Definition of chirr 

: the short vibrant or trilled sound characteristic of an insect (such as a grasshopper or cicada)

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Other words from chirr

chirr intransitive verb

Synonyms for chirr

Synonyms

burr, buzz, churr, drone, hum, purr, thrum, whir (also whirr), whiz (or whizz), zoom

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First Known Use of chirr

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chirr

imitative

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Dictionary Entries near chirr

chirp

chir pine

chirpy

chirr

chirrup

chirrupy

chirs

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The first known use of chirr was circa 1600

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