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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chur]
    • /tʃɜr/
    • /ʧɜː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chur]
    • /tʃɜr/

Definitions of chirr word

  • verb chirr (esp of certain insects, such as crickets) to make a shrill trilled sound 3
  • noun chirr the sound of chirring 3
  • noun chirr a shrill, trilled sound, as of some insects or birds 3
  • intransitive verb chirr to make such a sound 3
  • verb without object chirr to make a characteristic shrill, trilling sound, as a grasshopper. 1
  • noun chirr the sound of chirring. 1

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Origin of chirr

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
First recorded in 1590-1600; alteration of chirp

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Parts of speech for Chirr


chirr popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chirr usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chirr

verb chirr

  • squeak — a short, sharp, shrill cry; a sharp, high-pitched sound.
  • screech — to utter or make a harsh, shrill cry or sound: The child screeched hysterically. The brakes screeched.
  • groan — a low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief: the groans of dying soldiers.
  • soundThe, a strait between SW Sweden and Zealand, connecting the Kattegat and the Baltic. 87 miles (140 km) long; 3–30 miles (5–48 km) wide.
  • scratch — to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough: to scratch one's hand on a nail.

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