- The definition of a burr is the sound of the trilling of the r with the top of the tongue or a rough edge left on metal after drilling.
- An example of a burr is a Scottish accent.
- An example of burr is the sharp edge on a newly-drilled hole.
burr definition by Webster's New World
- a rough edge or ridge left on metal or other material by cutting or drilling
- a washer on the small end of a rivet
- bur (senses , , & )
Origin: variant, variety of bur
- to form a rough edge on
- to remove burrs from (metal)
- the trilling of r, with uvula or tongue, as in the dialectal speech of northern England and Scotland
- a whirring sound
Origin: probably echoic
- to speak with a burr
- to make a whir
burr definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A rough edge or area remaining on material, such as metal, after it has been cast, cut, or drilled.
- Variant of bur1.
- To form a burr on.
- To remove burrs from.
Origin: Variant of bur1.
- A trilling of the letter r, usually made with the tip of the tongue and characteristic of Scottish speech.
- A buzzing or whirring sound.
- To speak with a burr.
- To make a buzzing or whirring sound.
Origin: Middle English burre, ring, disk, alteration of burwhe, circle, disk.
, Aaron 1756-1836.
burr - Medical Definition