chirl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative; compare chirr.

Verb[edit]

chirl (third-person singular simple present chirls, present participle chirling, simple past and past participle chirled)

  1. (Scotland, intransitive) To emit a low sound; to warble.

Noun[edit]

chirl (plural chirls)

  1. (Scotland) A kind of musical warble.

References[edit]

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (1908).