English

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Etymology

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Uncertain. Possibly from Middle English *churren, *chirren, *cherren, from Old English ċeorian (to murmur, grumble, complain), from Proto-West Germanic *karēn (to complain).

Pronunciation

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Verb

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churr (third-person singular simple present churrs, present participle churring, simple past and past participle churred)

  1. Alternative spelling of chirr (to make an insect sound)
  2. To make the low vocal sound of some birds.

Noun

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churr (plural churrs)

  1. Alternative spelling of chirr (insect sound)
  2. A low vocal sound made by some birds.