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whir

noun
variants: also

whirr

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


whir

verb
variants: also

whirr

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



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