from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sharp whirring or trilling sound made by some insects and birds, such as the grasshopper and partridge.
- intransitive v. To make a sharp whirring sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Alternative spelling of chirr.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vibrant or whirring noise such as that made by some insects, as the cockchafer, or by some birds, as the nightjar, the partridge, etc.
- intransitive v. To make a churr, as a cockchafer.
- transitive v. To utter by churring.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See chirr.
- n. A name for the whitethroat, Sylvia cinerea. Macgillivray.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a vibrant sound, as of some birds
The bird lands on the roof and begins to churr, giving a “sensible vibration to the whole building.”
February 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm book cud be litter a churr
Here and there, both on the river and in the fields, other lights were glimmering, whether close at hand or far away, the eye could not distinguish; they shrank together, then suddenly lengthened out into great blurs of light; grasshoppers innumerable kept up an unceasing churr, persistent as the frogs of the Pontine marshes; and across the cloudless, but dark lowering sky floated from time to time the cries of unseen birds.
Only a cricket from time to time gave a cautious churr, and a mouse was scratching somewhere; he could hear his own breathing.
Even the grasshoppers ceased their churr in the trees — only a window rattled somewhere.
Then we have the loud cry of francolins, the “pumpuru, pumpuru” of turtle-doves, and the “chiken, chiken, chik, churr, churr” of the honey-guide.
With a satisfied little churr, the baby collapsed on Leryn's feet, staring adoringly up at him.
They were cutting the grass on the tennis court below; he heard the soft churr of the mower.
Some know her as the night-jar, others as the fern-owl, and still others designate her as the eve-churr.
Dragon was yet a long way off; though indeed it must be allowed that flight, when Chwangtse wrote and Ch'u Yuan sung, was surprised with the far churr of startling wings under the stars.
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