whir


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Synonyms for whir

to make a continuous low-pitched droning sound

a continuous low-pitched droning sound

Synonyms for whir

sound of something in rapid motion

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make a soft swishing sound

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Microphones block the way, cameras whir, lights flash.
The painting's cultural references whir so fast, and the visual field buzzes so intensely, that the puzzle pieces seem about to be shaken loose from the support.
Along with the constant whir of low-frequency noise from an intake fan just on the other side of the aisle, when the AC is turned on, I also hear the whooshing of air from a conveniently situated vent.
was standing on an overlook on Mulholland Drive, taking a photograph of the San Fernando Valley, when he heard a loud whir and looked up.
Here the piano music issuing from its three studios blends with the beat of teachers' counts or the whir of twenty-five pairs of feet slipping through degages.
The Excite Channel Guide, built on the recently announced Marimba Castanet technology, showcases Java animations created using Liquid Motion that twist, whir, buzz, spin, roll, wave, flip and turn to attract viewers.
Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) finally relents and accepts Tony (James Gandolfini) back as a patient this weekend in ``The Sopranos,'' but that momentous event almost gets lost in the complex narrative's dizzying whir.
Hugo whirs gently for the first hour and only really kicks into gear once the boy inserts Isabelle's heart-shaped key into automaton.
The film an old one, whirring the way memory whirs,
They are connected by zig-zagging metal stairs and an appealing little goods lift that whirs up and down sparking light.