Origin of whir
Words nearby whir
How to use whir in a sentence
He remembers how his young eyes fixated on the flashing lights of police cars that seemed ever-present, his ears drawn to the whir of police helicopters and sirens.Thousands of bullets have been fired in this D.C. neighborhood. Fear is part of everyday life.|Peter Hermann, John D. Harden|July 23, 2021|Washington Post
The whir of the circling NYPD helicopter muffled their chants calling for unity and calling out police brutality.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As we approach the rumble of guns grows louder and alternates with the whir of cannonballs, which begin to attract his attention.
You can almost hear the gears whir: Kagan offers the most liberalism for the longest time at the lowest political cost.
For a few seconds the silence was unbroken save for a whir of a taxicab passing outside.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
Both had heard the well-remembered whir at the same moment, and bounded away several steps before pausing to look back.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
Suddenly some birds arose with a great whir of wings, and alighted in a tree.Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
She heard the whir of a machine, fast and then slow again, near and then at a distance.The Secret Witness|George Gibbs
Then, from out of the darkness, came something that moved on a whir of caterpillar treads.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett