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burr

noun uk   /bɜːr/  us   /bɝː/

burr noun (SOUND)

[C usually singular] a way of speaking English in which the "r" sound is more noticeable than usual: He spoke in a soft West Country burr.

burr noun (SEED)

[C] (also bur) a very small, round seed container that sticks to clothes and to animals' fur because it is covered in little hooks
Translations of “burr”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲音, (講英語)帶有濃重r音的口音…
in Chinese (Simplified) 声音, (讲英语)带有浓重r音的口音…
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