whirPronunciation: (hwûr, wûr), [key]
—v., whirred, whir•ring,
to go, fly, revolve, or otherwise move quickly with a humming or buzzing sound: An electric fan whirred softly in the corner.
to move or transport (a thing, person, etc.) with a whirring sound: The plane whirred them away into the night.
an act or sound of whirring: the whir of wings. Also,whirr.
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