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A harsh trilling sound, such as the one a cricket makes.
intr.v. chirred, chirr·ing, chirrs
To make a harsh trilling sound.
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(Zoology) (intr) (esp of certain insects, such as crickets) to make a shrill trilled sound
(Zoology) the sound of chirring
[C17: of imitative origin]
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1. to make a characteristic shrill, trilling sound, as a grasshopper does.n.
2. the sound of chirring.
[1590–1600; alter. of chirp]
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Past participle: chirred
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|Verb||1.||chirr - make a vibrant noise, of grasshoppers or cicadas|
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