verb (used without object), whirred, whir·ring.
verb (used with object), whirred, whir·ring.
IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
Origin of whir
Example sentences from the Web for whir
Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.
A vacation from life, I thought, pedaling in place in a row of whirring machines, how nice.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’|Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts|March 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The whirring barb cut the arm of Michael before it entered the heart of the prey.The Captain of the Janizaries|James M. Ludlow
They sounded like thousands of whirring wheels, and they dropped on the roofs with a noise like rain.Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles|Oliver Hogue
Round its neck was a big projecting ring, which made a whirring noise.Through Arctic Lapland|Cutcliffe Hyne
Machinery is whirring and clanking, where a few years ago a steam whistle would have startled the natives out of their wits.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier|James Inglis
For a time there was no sound save the whirring of the fire in the stove and the hard breathing of the sick man.The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete|Gilbert Parker