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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And don't forget to listen for the soft whir of a tiny green bird.
CREMASTER composer Jonathan Bepler produced the sound track, transforming organic sounds like breathing and heartbeats into a rhythmic, meditative whir. "I think in a way that for the first time I'm exploring the body," Marder says.
Witness her whir of bourrees when she meets the beggar.
A mysterious whir of motors filled the exhibition space--it emanated fro m the platforms, which were visible only by dint of the lights they carried.
Kris Kristofferson (who, thank the desert stars, has always been an infinitely better actor than he is a country singer) is one such hombre, back from the jungle to his sleepy California town and still hearing chopper blades whir as he cleans and oils his shotguns.
THE world's oldest working digital computer will whir back to life today after 20 years stuck in storage.
blurred plane, not wanting film to whir to life this stew
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.
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 film whirs gently for the first hour and only really kicks into gear once the boy inserts Isabelle's heart-shaped key into the 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.