churr

verb
\ ˈchər How to pronounce churr (audio) \
churred; churring; churrs

Definition of churr

intransitive verb

: to make a vibrant or whirring noise like that made by some insects (such as the cockchafer) or some birds (such as the partridge)

Other Words from churr

churr noun

First Known Use of churr

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for churr

imitative

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“Churr.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churr. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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