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synonyms for whir

  • bustle
  • fly
  • hum
  • move
  • revolve
  • sound
  • swirl
  • swish
  • vibrate
  • whiz
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How to use whir in a sentence

He remembers how his young eyes fixated on the flashing lights of police cars that seemed ever-present, his ears drawn to the whir of police helicopters and sirens.
THOUSANDS OF BULLETS HAVE BEEN FIRED IN THIS D.C. NEIGHBORHOOD. FEAR IS PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE.PETER HERMANN, JOHN D. HARDENJULY 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For a few seconds the silence was unbroken save for a whir of a taxicab passing outside.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Both had heard the well-remembered whir at the same moment, and bounded away several steps before pausing to look back.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
Suddenly some birds arose with a great whir of wings, and alighted in a tree.
LEFT ON THE LABRADORDILLON WALLACE
She heard the whir of a machine, fast and then slow again, near and then at a distance.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
Then, from out of the darkness, came something that moved on a whir of caterpillar treads.
UNWISE CHILDGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
A whir of machinery, and a bad odor of damp paper and cigar smoke, issued through the half-open crack.
RUTH HALLFANNY FERN
He even seemed to listen to the whirwhirwhir of the odd strange lodger in the garret overhead.
RUTH HALLFANNY FERN
One moment everything seemed devoid of life, the next there was an unexpected whir, buzz, and sharp cry.
FRECKLESGENE STRATTON-PORTER
But again ere sunset they heard the whir of wings; and again Bashtchelik snatched the Princess from the Prince's arms.
EDMUND DULACS FAIRY-BOOKEDMUND DULAC
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WORDS RELATED TO WHIR

  • drone
  • fizz
  • fizzle
  • hiss
  • hum
  • murmur
  • purr
  • ring
  • ringing
  • sibilation
  • whir
  • whisper
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