Meaning of birr

birr

Pronunciation: (bûr), [key]
— n.
  1. force; energy; vigor.
  2. emphasis in statement, speech, etc.
  3. a whirring sound.
—v.i.
  1. to move with or make a whirring sound.

birr

Pronunciation: (bēr), [key]
— pl. birr.
  1. a paper money, silver coin, and monetary unit of Ethiopia, equal to 100 cents: replaced the Ethiopian dollar in 1976.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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