Definition of Whir

1. Noun. Sound of something in rapid motion. "The whir of the propellers"

Exact synonyms: Birr, Whirr, Whirring
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Birr, Whirr



2. Verb. Make a soft swishing sound. "The streets whir with cars "; "The car engine purred"
Exact synonyms: Birr, Purr, Whirr, Whiz, Whizz
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Birr, Whirring, Whirr, Whiz

Definition of Whir

1. v. i. To whirl round, or revolve, with a whizzing noise; to fly or more quickly with a buzzing or whizzing sound; to whiz.

2. v. t. To hurry a long with a whizzing sound.

3. n. A buzzing or whizzing sound produced by rapid or whirling motion; as, the whir of a partridge; the whir of a spinning wheel.

4. v. i. To whirl round, or revolve, with a whizzing noise; to fly or more quickly with a buzzing or whizzing sound; to whiz.

5. v. t. To hurry a long with a whizzing sound.

6. n. A buzzing or whizzing sound produced by rapid or whirling motion; as, the whir of a partridge; the whir of a spinning wheel.

Definition of Whir

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of whirr) ¹

2. Verb. (alternative spelling of whirr) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Whir

1. to move with a buzzing sound [v WHIRRED, WHIRRING, WHIRS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Whir

whipstitch
whipstitched
whipstitches
whipstitching
whipstock
whipstocks
whipt
whiptail
whiptail gulper
whiptail lizard
whiptails
whipworm
whipworm infection
whipworms
whipworthy
whir (current term)
whirl
whirl-bone
whirl-bones
whirl around
whirlabout
whirlabouts
whirlbat
whirlbats
whirlblast
whirlblasts
whirlbone
whirled
whirler
whirlers

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