from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Dated form of whirr. (sound of rapid motion)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A humming or whirring sound, like that of a body moving through the air with velocity; a whir.
  • intransitive v. To make a rough, humming sound, like one who pronounces the letter r with too much force; to whir; to birr.
  • intransitive v. To snarl or growl, as a dog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of whir.


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