Definition of Hirrient

1. Adjective. (context: phonology) Having a strongly trilled sound, like that of a cat purring. ¹



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Definition of Hirrient

1. a trilled sound [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hirrient

hiring
hiring freeze
hiring hall
hirings
hirling
hirlings
hirn
hirola
hirple
hirpled
hirples
hirpling
hirquine
hirrawem
hirrawems
hirrient (current term)
hirrients
hirs
hirsel
hirseled
hirself
hirseling
hirselled
hirselling
hirsels
hirsle
hirsled
hirsles
hirsling
hirstie

Literary usage of Hirrient

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1. The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1855)
"The meaning of the qualifying adjective is now seen. The sounds that we get at by the slurring of the r are improper ones. hirrient is a convenient term for ..."

2. Words: Their Use and Abuse by William Mathews (1896)
"... of a climate altogether different from that which has produced the, stridulous, hirrient roughness of the German, the Dutch, and the Russian tongues ? ..."

3. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society, John Harland, Manchester (England). Court-Leet (1862)
"We have in South Lancashire several words formerly made in hr, the favourite Anglo-Saxon guttural and hirrient. ..."

4. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1862)
"We have in South Lancashire several words formerly made in hr, the favourite Anglo-Saxon guttural and hirrient. ..."

5. Language and Languages by Frederic William Farrar (1878)
"... geographical conditions by which the people who speak it are surrounded—by the strident hirrient roughness of Northern tongues (for instance) compared ..."

6. Chapters on Language by Frederic William Farrar (1873)
"... geographical conditions by which the people who speak it are surrounded—by the strident hirrient roughness of Northern tongues (for instance) compared ..."

7. The Philological Museum by Julius Charles Hare (1832)
"This will suit very well with the peculiar barbarism of the Ka^oes, which consisted in the frequent use of the hirrient p. The relation in which the ..."

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