verb (used without object), whirred, whir·ring.
verb (used with object), whirred, whir·ring.
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Origin of whir
Example sentences from the Web for whir
That distant whirring sound you hear is a long-dead Greek physician spinning in his grave.
So if this weekend sees you outside whirring with your state-of-the-art metal detector, happy hunting.
Whenever the motors kick in, a high-pitched whirring sound emanates from the controller, which is a major distraction.
But my mind was constantly whirring and I could hear Andoni and Témoris turning restlessly too.
Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.
When he travelled on his line he came in contact with bucolic interests instead of the whirring wheels of trade.
No one knew when he slept, while curious whirring noises were heard over the transom after the fall of night.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
The dancers caught up torches, and made the ground spring with whirring light.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
You have 241 heard grasshoppers whirring in the grass in the summer-time?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Charming and candid habits of these winged topazes whirring among the flowers!The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont