The cartoons zing, whirr, and reverberate harmonically, making each entry a sort of duet.
Last good-byes were said, and the motor began to whirr like a gigantic locust.
But as she looked this way and that way, Iduna heard a whirr of wings above her.
Then a spring burst, 'whirr' went all the wheels, and the music stopped.
For a moment I thought it was due to the whirr of our own wheels.
It was not until she had vanished with a whirr and a whiz that Jimsy thought of starting his own car.
A rabbit or two scuttled away, and a pheasant flew off with a whirr.
On the morning of the fifth day the patient mentioned that he again heard the whirr during the night.
One of his sounds or calls is like the buzz of a reel or the whirr of an alarm-clock.
A scream reverberated through the shed, above all the clatter of shuttles and whirr of wheels, and was repeated again, and again.
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.