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whirr

noun

1 whirr

Sound of something in rapid motion.

synonyms: birr, whir, whirring.

Roget 407: roll etc. v.; drumming etc. v.; berloque, bombination, rumbling; tattoo, drumroll; dingdong; tantara; rataplan; ... show more

Polish: furkot



verb

1 whirr

Make a soft swishing sound:
— The motor whirred.

synonyms: birr, purr, whir, whiz, whizz.

Dutch: snorren, spinnen, suizelen, suizen

2 whirr

Make a vibrant sound, as of some birds.

synonym: churr.


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