whir - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/wɜː(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theywhir
he/she/itwhirs
present participlewhirring
past tensewhirred
past participlewhirred
  1. to make a fast repeated quiet sound

    A flock of birds rose in front of him, their wings whirring.

    All around the room, computers whirred and buzzed.

derived word

whir

 

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noun [singular]