whir

Part of speech: verb

To whirl; move or fly with a whir.

Part of speech: noun

A trilling, swishing sound, produced by the sudden rising of birds. whirr.

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Usage examples "whir":

  1. They had now reached the lowest floor and the press rooms were a whir of noise and clatter. - "Paul and the Printing Press", Sara Ware Bassett.
  2. A minute afterwards there was another whir, and I got into bed. - "The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories", Rudyard Kipling.
  3. The whole week preceding the day there is heard everywhere the whir of sewing machines. - "Green Valley", Katharine Reynolds.