whirr


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Synonyms for whirr

sound of something in rapid motion

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make a soft swishing sound

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make a vibrant sound, as of some birds

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Something long and round bent under the pressure, there was a whirr and the voice stopped - as voices must if you ram a thrice-doubled coat on to the wax cylinder and into the works of an expensive phonograph.
From behind the house came the softly muffled roar of the tide sweeping in, and, with sharper insistence, the whirr of machinery from the boathouse.
Crackle, hum and whirr then enter, the dragon 6 There is a special moment at this time of year when a particular sound makes you smile.
BANG, CRASH, VOICES SPEAKING LOUDLY, PHONES RINGING, EQUIPMENT WITH A FAULTY WHEEL MOVING BACK AND FORTH, KERUMP whirr whirr KERUMP whirr whirr.
The couple arrived to a whirr of noise and colour as they were greeted by a traditional lion dance of five dancers inside a brilliant orange costume.
A second fixed-base operator is coming to Worcester Regional Airport, increasing investing and activity there and putting a whirr in the local economic engine.
The is by But now it was Mr Hayes' tonic sol-fa, and somehow Arthur's singing voice transformed the whirr of the sewing machine into an accompanying musical instrument.
She recounted how she saw "bullets flying all over the place" and heard the whirr of the helicopter blades as people dropped down on to the roof.
WE ESCAPED at dawn, cycling silently from the village, The only sound was our breathing and the whirr of wheels, In tune with nature, now and then a dog barking, and birds' chorus, The smell of early morning moisture in the air, we were truly alive.
As I pulled onto the track, the silence was broken by an eerie whirr as I accelerated to keep up.
According to the organisation, sounds that have already been recorded include the sound of a mother crying, a scream of frustration, the sounds of a clock ticking, a kookaburra calling, a beer bottle opening, the whirr of a chainsaw, a tiger's roar and the sound of silence.
Within the oddly attractive, slightly crazed, fluorescent transience of tabloids and Slurpees where the coolers hum and the video cameras whirr, we have a site custom-made for pondering the status of individual identity and modern disconnection.
A FLURRY of ice crystals and the whirr of a chainsaw marked London's first ice sculpting festival yesterday.
Actually, to be honest, it wasn't exactly a whoosh - more like a whirr and a purr.
It will take a humorous look behind the scenes on a "small Obama campaign office and the larger than life characters who make the wheels turn, the cogs whirr and bring in the votes.