The whir of the circling NYPD helicopter muffled their chants calling for unity and calling out police brutality.
As we approach the rumble of guns grows louder and alternates with the whir of cannonballs, which begin to attract his attention.
"Twenty-seven pounds ten, remember," said Sugarman, above the whir.
Only in the trees is heard at intervals the whir of the cicada.
Presently a brace of prairie-chickens rose with a whir of wings.
It flared there, with noises like the whir of wings, with rumbles as of thunder.
The whir of wheels, the vision of the vari-colored crowd, the murmur of voices speaking—these too had been a dream.
For a long time I heard nothing but the whir and roar of the fire.
"whir, whir," went the wheel, so quickly that the flax could not collect its thoughts.
They were deep in the forest when they heard a whir overhead.
c.1400, Scottish, "fling, hurl," probably from Old Norse hvirfla, frequentative of hverfa "to turn" (see wharf). Cf. Danish hvirvle, Dutch wervelen, German wirbeln "to whirl." Related: Whirred; whirring.