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whir

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of whir

  1. a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion <a whir coming from the refrigerator> Synonyms burr, buzz, chirr, churr, drone, purr, thrum, hum (also whirr), whiz (or whizz), zoomRelated Words babble, coo, gasp, gurgle, hiss, moan, murmur, rustle, sigh, suspiration, susurration, susurrus, whisper; whish, zing, zipNear Antonyms bawl, howl, roar, scream, screech, shriek, squall, squeal, yelp, yell



Variants of whir

also

whirr


whir

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of whir

  1. to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound <the hummingbird whirred as it hovered over a flower> <our tires whirred as we traveled over the rough road> Synonyms bumble, burr, buzz, drone, hum, whish, whiz (or whizz), zip, zoom Related Words chirr, churr; thrum; fizz, hiss, murmur, purr, rustle, sigh, sizzle, swish, whisper; coo, curr; wheeze, whistle, whoosh



Variants of whir

also

whirr


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