Chirred vs Shirred - What's the difference?

chirred | shirred |


As verbs the difference between chirred and shirred

is that chirred is (chirr) while shirred is (shirr).

chirred

English

Verb

(head)
  • (chirr)
  • (chirre)

  • chirr

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a prolonged trilling sound of an insect (e.g. a grasshopper, a cicada).
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The trilled sound made by an insect.
  • shirred

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (shirr)

  • shirr

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (US, sewing) To make gathers in textiles by drawing together parallel threads.
  • (US) To bake (a raw egg removed from its shell) in a baking dish.
  • * 2006, Kim Severson, THE CHEF: ANNE QUATRANO; Letting the Land Make a Statement on the Plate , NYTimes, July 6
  • *:But her favorite way to express their simplicity is to shirr them. It's an old-fashioned technique that essentially means baking an egg. In her version, the eggs in ramekins are simmered in seasoned cream that reduces slightly into a soft sauce.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sewing) A shirring.
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