[ UK /wˈɜː/ ]
sound of something in rapid motion
whir of a bird's wings
the whir of the propellers
make a soft swishing sound
the motor whirred
the car engine purred
How To Use whir In A Sentence
- Running parallel to this tempestuous relationship is the whirlwind romance between weathergirl Hero, played by Billie Piper, and sports presenter Claude.
- Here, we take a whirlwind global tour of foods that can help keep us healthy. The Sun
- There was a sudden whir as the airplane started its engines.
- The filly's head whirled around and she nickered softly before fumbling toward me, nudging my palm as I held my hand out.
- In one hut he roomed with a resident tarantula and things that "sang, copulated, stank, ate each other, whirred, preened, and glowed. From Guyana to Guiana
- It is snapping and whirring, emitting a high-pitched tome like the mewling of a cat. Death's Noisy Herald
- Lycoth cleared a path by whirling his two battleaxes.
- By June of this year the whirligig of politics had kicked the Conservatives out and put the Liberal Democrats in.
- To illustrate, No. 2 of Table 2 may be characterized as a "right whirler," for he turned to the right almost uniformly. The Dancing Mouse A Study in Animal Behavior
- A whirling flash of sapphire suddenly rotated --- in a delirious foxtrot --- with Doc's own dizzy nimbus of gilded amber. BEHINDLINGS