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- n. A whirr, the sounds of a whirr.
- v. Present participle of whir.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. like the sound of rapidly vibrating wings
- n. sound of something in rapid motion
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While the Heidleberg appears to be printing an invitation, not a book, the sound of the gears whirring is a nice reminder of publishing's fine tradition.
I knew it would call, or soon or late, as it calls the whirring wings;
"I knew it would call, or soon or late, as it calls the whirring wings;
As they had passed one of the cave-mouths, there had come from it a rhythmic, "whirring" sound, unlike that made by any animal she knew.
"I did once or twice hear a sound I thought was like -- well, like a clock being wound, only steadily, a kind of whirring sound."
He imagined the door sticking fast, or only half-opening, the poor trumpeter behind pushing with his shoulder to get out, then giving a feeble gasping tootle with much "whirring" and internal agonies; then the rest is silence.
That was the kind of whirring noise the Dream-Fairies 'wings made, with the pleasing difference that the Dream-Fairies' wings produced a soft, soothing music.
In summer, we hear among the trees a shrill kind of whirring sound, which is kept up for a long time without any pause.
Your hard drive shouldn't be "whirring" up and down.
Between the Rodin Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia, amid the rumble of construction trucks and the whirring of drills, a 93,000-square-foot home for the Barnes Foundation collection is rising on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.