Thesaurus

burr

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of burr

(Entry 1 of 2)

a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion
  • heard the burr of a distant engine

Synonyms for burr

Words Related to burr

Near Antonyms for burr

burr

verb

Synonyms of burr (Entry 2 of 2)

to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound
  • the pitch burred past the batter's ear

Synonyms for burr

Words Related to burr

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About burr

Time Traveler for burr

Time Traveler

The first known use of burr was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near burr

burps

burr

burred

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Burr.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/burr. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on burr

Nglish: Translation of burr for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!