brr

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ʙ̩ː/

Interjection[edit]

brr

  1. Used to express being cold, to show shivering.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 1, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017, page 7:
      'Brrrrr,' said Lieutenant Dubosc, realizing to the full how cold he was.
  2. An expression of disgust or aversion, as if shuddering.
    • 1996, Neil Gaiman, chapter 8, in Neverwhere, London: Headline Review, published 2005:
      Brrr. Even the thought of going underground made Old Bailey shudder.

Translations[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

brr

  1. brr (exclamation of cold)
  2. an exclamation of disgust or aversion

Synonyms[edit]

  • (both senses) hu

German[edit]

Interjection[edit]

brr

  1. brr (exclamation of cold)
  2. an exclamation of disgust or aversion

Further reading[edit]

  • brr in Duden online

Hungarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An onomatopoeia.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

brr

  1. brr (used to express being cold, to show shivering)
  2. brr (an exclamation of disgust or aversion)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Italian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

brr

  1. brr