Chirm
Chirm Chirm, n. [AS. cirm, cyrm.] Noise; din; esp.; confused noise, clamor, or hum of many voices, notes of birds, or the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Chirm — Chirm, v. i. [Cf. AS. cyrman, cirman, to cry out. [root]24. Cf. {Chirp}.] To chirp or to make a mournful cry, as a bird. [Obs.] Huloet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chirm — Churme Churme, Chirm Chirm, n. [See {Chirm}.] Clamor, or confused noise; buzzing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The churme of a thousand taunts and reproaches. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chirm — Recorded in an extraordinary number of spellings including Cherm, Chirm, Churm, Chearne, Chern, Cherns, Churn, Chirn, and Churne, this is an English surname. It is locational from a smalll village called Churn near Didcot in Oxfordshire, or from… …   Surnames reference

  • chirm — I. ˈchərm, ˈchi(ə)rm noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cirm; akin to Old Irish gairm cry, shout, Old English cearu anxiety, sorrow more at care dialect …   Useful english dictionary

  • chirm — Synonyms and related words: babel, brouhaha, cheep, chip, chipper, chirrup, chitter, clamor, din, hubbub, hullabaloo, jangle, pandemonium, peep, racket, tweedle, tweet, twitter, uproar …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chirm — North Country (Newcastle) Words to chirp …   English dialects glossary

  • chirm — sb. == chirping and screaming of birds. O. and N. 305. AS. cyrm …   Oldest English Words

  • chirm — n. noise, clamor; buzzing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chirm — /tʃɜm/ (say cherm) verb (i) 1. to chirp, as a bird; sing; warble. –noun 2. the chirping of birds, etc.; charm. {Middle English; Old English cierm} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Churme — Churme, Chirm Chirm, n. [See {Chirm}.] Clamor, or confused noise; buzzing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The churme of a thousand taunts and reproaches. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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