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v. whirred, whir·ring, whirs
To produce a vibrating or buzzing sound or move while making such a sound: The fan whirred in the window. A bee whirred past my ear.
To cause to make or move with such a sound: "She whirred the wheel of the sewing-machine round and round" (Virginia Woolf).
A sound of buzzing or vibration: the whir of turning wheels.
[Middle English whirren, probably of Scandinavian origin.]
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a prolonged soft swish or buzz, as of a motor working or wings flapping
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|Noun||1.||whirring - sound of something in rapid motion; "whir of a bird's wings"; "the whir of the propellers"|
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
|Adj.||1.||whirring - like the sound of rapidly vibrating wings|
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
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