(Of an insect) make a prolonged low trilling sound: grasshoppers were chirring
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- Wood pigeons were churring, providing a steady contra-bass to a splendid dawn chorus, but no more cuckoo.
- In the trees a pair of wood pigeons churred away happily.
- ‘Calm, calm,’ she chirred softly, a finger touching my jaw and hushing my stumbling chatter.
Early 17th century: imitative.
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