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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Sound of something in rapid motion v. - Make a vibrant sound, as of some birds; Make a soft swishing sound.

Usage examples (35)
  • Verb (used without object) : An electric fan whirred softly in the corner
  • Verb (used with object) : The plane whirred them away into the night
  • First of all was heard a distant rumbling, with the "whirr" of the iron rope far back in the darkness.
  • It was clank and whirr and swish and rattle in one. for more
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