churr [chur] Examples verb (used without object), noun
chirr or chirre, churr [chur] verb (used without object)
- to make a characteristic shrill, trilling sound, as a grasshopper.
- the sound of chirring.
Origin of chirr First recorded in 1590–1600; alteration of chirp Examples from the Web for churring Historical Examples of churring
A night-jar was spinning; the churring sound affected him oddly.
And out of the distance the nightjar set again to its churring.
Memoirs of a Midget
Walter de la Mare
Here churning is a mistake; we are sorry to begin with an animadversion, but the word should be churring.
Society for Pure English, Tract 5
Society for Pure English
The churring of the night-hawks was continuous, soothing as the hum of a spinning-wheel.
The History of Sir Richard Calmady
British Dictionary definitions for churring churr verb, noun
- a variant spelling of chirr
chirr chirre or churr verb
- (intr) (esp of certain insects, such as crickets) to make a shrill trilled sound
- the sound of chirring
Word Origin for chirr C17: of imitative origin Word Origin and History for churring chirr v.
c.1600, echoic of a grasshopper’s trill. Related: Chirred; chirring.