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were

were

 
pronunciation:
wuhr
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
definition: 2nd person sing. past tense and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person pl. past tense of be.
Homophone Note
The words were and whir (to move rapidly) sound alike but have different meanings.