Apr. 14th, 2017

chirm

Apr. 14th, 2017 07:54 am
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chirm (CHERM) - n., (obs.) the chirping or mournful cry of birds; (rare) clamor, din, as of many voices, birdsong, etc.


As in the chirm of insects in the late afternoon. One dictionary claimed that the birdsound is specifically the mournful sounds made just before a storm -- I dunno. Goes back to Old English cirm/cierm noise.

---L.

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