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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whir, such as: bustle, fly, hum, move, revolve, and sound.

How to use whir in a sentence

  • As we approach the rumble of guns grows louder and alternates with the whir of cannonballs, which begin to attract his attention.

    How Clausewitz Invented Modern War | James A. Warren | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • You can almost hear the gears whir: Kagan offers the most liberalism for the longest time at the lowest political cost.

    The Problem With Elena Kagan | Peter Beinart | May 10, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • For a few seconds the silence was unbroken save for a whir of a taxicab passing outside.

    The Doctor of Pimlico | William 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 Wyoming | Edward S. Ellis
  • Suddenly some birds arose with a great whir of wings, and alighted in a tree.

    Left on the Labrador | Dillon Wallace
  • She heard the whir of a machine, fast and then slow again, near and then at a distance.

    The Secret Witness | George Gibbs
  • Then, from out of the darkness, came something that moved on a whir of caterpillar treads.

    Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett

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