Birr in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is birr a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word birr is a Scrabble US word. The word birr is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

B3I1R1R1

Is birr a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word birr is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

B3I1R1R1

Is birr a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word birr is a Words With Friends word. The word birr is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Birr

You can make 4 words from 'birr' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'birr'

BIRR 6 

3 letters words from 'birr'

BRR 5RIB 5

2 letters words from 'birr'

BI 4 

All 4 letters words made out of birr

birr ibrr brir rbir irbr ribr birr ibrr brir rbir irbr ribr brri rbri brri rbri rrbi rrbi irrb rirb irrb rirb rrib rrib

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word birr. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in birr.

Definitions and meaning of birr

birr

Etymology 1

From Middle English bir (favorable or strong wind), from Old English byre (strong wind, storm); cognate with Norwegian bør, Icelandic byrr (sailing winds), Albanian borë (snow), Latin borea (North wind) and Polish burza (storm, thunderstorm).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɜː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɝ/, enPR: bûr
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)

Noun

birr (plural birrs)

  1. (Scotland) strength, vigor, energy
  2. (Scotland) The force of movement; rush, impetus, momentum, driving force
  3. (Scotland) A whirring noise
  4. (Scotland) A strong trilling.

Verb

birr (third-person singular simple present birrs, present participle birring, simple past and past participle birred)

  1. (Scotland) To make a whirring noise; make a noise like that of revolving wheels, or of millstones at work.
  2. (Scotland) To lurch or set to spinning.

References

  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, 1911
  • Dictionary.com, birr

Etymology 2

From Amharic ብር (bər, silver).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /bɪəɹ/, enPR: bîr
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)

Noun

birr (plural birrs)

  1. The currency of Ethiopia, divided into 100 santims.
Synonyms
  • ETB

Usage notes

Before 1976, the official name for the currency in English was dollar.


French

Noun

birr m (plural birrs)

  1. birr (Ethiopian currency)

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʲir͈ʲ/

Adjective

birr

  1. inflection of berr:
    1. vocative/genitive singular masculine
    2. accusative/dative singular feminine
    3. genitive singular neuter
    4. nominative plural masculine

Mutation


Spanish

Noun

birr m (plural birrs)

  1. birr (currency)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to make a whirring noise.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)