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whir

noun
variants: also whirr

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion
  • a whir coming from the refrigerator

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whir

verb
variants: also whirr

Synonyms of whir (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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The first known use of whir was in the 15th century

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“Whir.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whir. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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