Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: burr
IPA transcription: [b'ɝ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bur, burr
    Meaning: seed vessel having hooks or prickles
  • Synonyms: burr
    Meaning: rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bur, burr
    Meaning: remove the burrs from
Usage examples
  • You are like a chestnut burr, prickly outside, but silky-soft within, and a sweet kernal, if one can only get at it.
  • A little more sunshine to ripen the nut, then, not a boy's impatient shake, but a man's hand reached up to pick it gently from the burr, and find the kernal sound and sweet.
  • King had recently come from Massachusetts, and Hamilton's insistence that he should be chosen caused a breach with the Livingstons, which contributed to the defeat of Schuyler two years later and the election of Aaron Burr.