Whirr definition

hwʉr, wʉr
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To move or vibrate (something) with a buzzing sound.
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(intransitive) To make a sibilant buzzing or droning sound.
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To cause (something) to make such a sound.
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A sibilant buzz or vibration; the sound of something in rapid motion.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
whirr
Plural:
whirrs

Origin of whirr

  • Perhaps from Old Norse hvirfla (“to whirl, spread").

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