chirre

chirr

[chur]
verb (used without object)
1.
to make a characteristic shrill, trilling sound, as a grasshopper.
noun
2.
the sound of chirring.
Also, chirre, churr.


Origin:
1590–1600; alteration of chirp

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chirr, chirre or churr (tʃɜː)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (esp of certain insects, such as crickets) to make a shrill trilled sound
 
n
2.  the sound of chirring
 
[C17: of imitative origin]
 
chirre, chirre or churr
 
vb
 
n
 
[C17: of imitative origin]
 
churr, chirre or churr
 
vb
 
n
 
[C17: of imitative origin]

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chirr
c.1600, echoic of a grasshopper's trill.
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