verb (used without object)
to make a characteristic shrill, trilling sound, as a grasshopper.
the sound of chirring.
(intransitive) (esp of certain insects, such as crickets) to make a shrill trilled sound
the sound of chirring
c.1600, echoic of a grasshopper’s trill. Related: Chirred; chirring.
[chir-uh n] /ˈtʃɪr ən/ plural noun, Chiefly Southern U.S. 1. .
[cheer-uh p, chur-] /ˈtʃɪər əp, ˈtʃɜr-/ verb (used without object), chirruped, chirruping. 1. to chirp: robins chirruping on the lawn. 2. to make a similar sound: She chirruped softly to encourage the horse. verb (used with object), chirruped, chirruping. 3. to utter with chirps. 4. to make a chirping sound to. noun 5. the act […]
Latin chirurgicalis (surgical)
[kahy-rur-juh n] /kaɪˈrɜr dʒən/ noun, Archaic. 1. a surgeon. /kaɪˈrɜːdʒən/ noun 1. an archaic word for surgeon n. 1530s, representing a failed Renaissance attempt to restore Greek spelling to the word that had got into English as surgeon; now, thank the gods, archaic. Related: Chirurgery. Cf. French chirurgien.