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Definition of "chirr" [chirr]

  • A harsh trilling sound, such as that made by crickets. (noun)
  • To make a harsh trilling sound. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chirr" in a sentence
  • "Like a bad dream they faded away and the soothing chirr of the crickets returned and once again she slept."
  • "Birdehs cum and eet deh seeds, kittehs watch frum windoze and chirr and make deh but wiggle ub doom at dem."
  • "In the evening when the dogs howl and the crickets chirr, and the huge moon hoists above the hills, and in Argostoli the searchlights search for false alarms, I take my sweet Antonia."