chirr


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chirr

 (chûr)
n.
A harsh trilling sound, such as the one a cricket makes.
intr.v. chirred, chirr·ing, chirrs
To make a harsh trilling sound.

[Imitative.]

chirr

(tʃɜː) ,

chirre

or

churr

vb
(Zoology) (intr) (esp of certain insects, such as crickets) to make a shrill trilled sound
n
(Zoology) the sound of chirring
[C17: of imitative origin]

chirr

(tʃɜr)

v.i.
1. to make a characteristic shrill, trilling sound, as a grasshopper does.
n.
2. the sound of chirring.
[1590–1600; alter. of chirp]

chirr


Past participle: chirred
Gerund: chirring

Imperative
chirr
chirr
Present
I chirr
you chirr
he/she/it chirrs
we chirr
you chirr
they chirr
Preterite
I chirred
you chirred
he/she/it chirred
we chirred
you chirred
they chirred
Present Continuous
I am chirring
you are chirring
he/she/it is chirring
we are chirring
you are chirring
they are chirring
Present Perfect
I have chirred
you have chirred
he/she/it has chirred
we have chirred
you have chirred
they have chirred
Past Continuous
I was chirring
you were chirring
he/she/it was chirring
we were chirring
you were chirring
they were chirring
Past Perfect
I had chirred
you had chirred
he/she/it had chirred
we had chirred
you had chirred
they had chirred
Future
I will chirr
you will chirr
he/she/it will chirr
we will chirr
you will chirr
they will chirr
Future Perfect
I will have chirred
you will have chirred
he/she/it will have chirred
we will have chirred
you will have chirred
they will have chirred
Future Continuous
I will be chirring
you will be chirring
he/she/it will be chirring
we will be chirring
you will be chirring
they will be chirring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chirring
you have been chirring
he/she/it has been chirring
we have been chirring
you have been chirring
they have been chirring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chirring
you will have been chirring
he/she/it will have been chirring
we will have been chirring
you will have been chirring
they will have been chirring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chirring
you had been chirring
he/she/it had been chirring
we had been chirring
you had been chirring
they had been chirring
Conditional
I would chirr
you would chirr
he/she/it would chirr
we would chirr
you would chirr
they would chirr
Past Conditional
I would have chirred
you would have chirred
he/she/it would have chirred
we would have chirred
you would have chirred
they would have chirred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chirr - make a vibrant noise, of grasshoppers or cicadas
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
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