verb (whirs, whirring, whirred)[no object]
(Of something rapidly rotating or moving to and fro) make a low, continuous, regular sound: the ceiling fans whirred in the smoky air
More example sentences
- This sound was the generator whirring to life once again.
- The sounds of machines whirring and bells ringing could be heard as far away as a city block.
- Next to me, Mr. Walker's camera whirred and clicked rapidly.
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Definition of whir in:
- The US English dictionary