Definition of skirr in English:


Syllabification: skirr
Pronunciation: /skər


[no object] rare
Move rapidly, especially with a whirring sound: five dark birds rose skirring away
More example sentences
  • His chuckle was as affable and reassuring as the skirr of a buzz-saw.
  • Only two days on the job, but 18-year-old Talia already knows the drill as her green mountain bike skirrs over potholes in turbid laneways.
  • Whereupon, a spandrel skirrs, having put the ‘maze’ in paronomasia.


mid 16th century: perhaps related to scour1 or scour2.

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