churr(redirected from churring)
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The sharp whirring or trilling sound made by some insects and birds, such as the grasshopper and partridge.
intr.v. churred, churr·ing, churrs
To make a sharp whirring sound.
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(Zoology) a variant spelling of chirr
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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: churred
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|Verb||1.||churr - make a vibrant sound, as of some birds|
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