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synonyms for whirring

  • buzzing
  • hissing
  • humming
  • whir
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How to use whirring in a sentence

When he travelled on his line he came in contact with bucolic interests instead of the whirring wheels of trade.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
No one knew when he slept, while curious whirring noises were heard over the transom after the fall of night.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
The dancers caught up torches, and made the ground spring with whirring light.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
You have 241 heard grasshoppers whirring in the grass in the summer-time?
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 10 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Charming and candid habits of these winged topazes whirring among the flowers!
THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVEREMY DE GOURMONT
Sure enough, we had hardly got out when we heard a distant whirring, and high up in the air saw an aeroplane floating our way.
OVER THE FRONT IN AN AEROPLANE AND SCENES INSIDE THE FRENCH AND FLEMISH TRENCHESRALPH PULITZER
As he stood staring down at Ross, Thompson had the vague impression of whirring wings passing near him.
THOMPSON'S CATROBERT MOORE WILLIAMS
Instead of flying again in front of him, as he had expected, the bat flew with a whirring noise past his ear.
MARTIN RATTLERR.M. BALLANTYNE
That evening, when the Dragon King came home on whirring wings, there was no sign of either the Prince or his charger.
EDMUND DULACS FAIRY-BOOKEDMUND DULAC
Then turned to speak again to Miss Folsom when the buggy came whirring back.
WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
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