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whir

whir

 
pronunciation:
wuhr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: whirred, whirring, whirs
definition: to move rapidly with a humming or buzzing sound, as in rotation.
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or sound of whirring.
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Homophone Note
The words whir and were sound alike but have different meanings.