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WHIRR

 Dictionary entry overview: What does whirr mean? 

WHIRR (noun)
  The noun WHIRR has 1 sense:

1. sound of something in rapid motion

  Familiarity information: WHIRR used as a noun is very rare.


WHIRR (verb)
  The verb WHIRR has 2 senses:

1. make a soft swishing sound
2. make a vibrant sound, as of some birds

  Familiarity information: WHIRR used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHIRR (noun)


Sense 1whirr [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sound of something in rapid motion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

whir; whirr; whirring; birr

Context examples:

whir of a bird's wings / the whir of the propellers

Hypernyms ("whirr" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


WHIRR (verb)


Sense 1whirr [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a soft swishing sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

whiz; whirr; whir; purr; birr; whizz

Context examples:

the motor whirred / the car engine purred

Hypernyms (to "whirr" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

Cars whirr in the streets
The streets whirr with cars


Sense 2whirr [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a vibrant sound, as of some birds

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

churr; whirr

Hypernyms (to "whirr" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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