[ UK /wˈɜː/ ]
  1. sound of something in rapid motion
    whir of a bird's wings
    the whir of the propellers
  1. make a soft swishing sound
    the motor whirred
    the car engine purred
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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
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