Whir meaning

wûr, hwûr
To fly, revolve, vibrate, or otherwise move quickly with a whizzing or buzzing sound.
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A sound like this, as that made by a bird's wings or a propeller.
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Alternative spelling of whirr.
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Alternative spelling of whirr.
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To produce a vibrating or buzzing sound or move while making such a sound.

The fan whirred in the window. A bee whirred past my ear.

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To cause to make or move with such a sound.
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A sound of buzzing or vibration.

The whir of turning wheels.

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Origin of whir

  • Middle English whirren probably of Scandinavian origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition