Chirred vs Whirred - What's the difference?

chirred | whirred |


As verbs the difference between chirred and whirred

is that chirred is (chirr) while whirred is (whirr).

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.
  • whirred

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (whirr)

  • whirr

    English

    Alternative forms

    * whir

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To move or vibrate (something) with a buzzing sound.
  • To make a sibilant buzzing or droning sound.
  • To cause (something) to make such a sound.
  • Synonyms

    * (make a sibilant buzzing or droning sound ): buzz, drone, hum, purr, whine, whistle, whizz * (cause (something) to make such a sound ):

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sibilant buzz or vibration; the sound of something in rapid motion.
  • A bustle of noise and excitement.
  • Synonyms

    * (sibilant buzz or vibration ): buzz, drone, hum, purr, whine, whistle, whizz * (bustle of noise and excitement ): bustle, hustle