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  • n. The chirping of insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chirping or creaking, as of a cricket.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chirping or croaking, as of a cricket.

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  • cicadaeously, they harped on

    November 25, 2011

  • "'The native thought of mankind is gratitude. The most significant noise of earth is the singing of birds,' said the professor with determination.
    'Fritinancy,' declared the young man beside the fire.
    'What's that?' said the professor.
    'I said fritinancy. which is the whimper of gnats and the buzzing of flies. You're talking nonsense.'"
    Poet's Pub by Eric Linklater, pp 281-282 of the Orkney Edition hardcover

    November 25, 2011

  • (Obsolete) A chirping or creaking, as of a cricket.

    July 5, 2007