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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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.
across and almost touch with a whirr of silence humming out a name.
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.
As long as it was running we could hear the constant sounds: the creaking, clanking, groaning or at least a whirr.
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.
Although oil consumption can be high at the start of its life, the engine has proved pretty reliable ( and it's an absolute peach to drive, with a unique turbine-like whirr.
The pair said late-night displays, whirr of rides, screams of thrill-seekers, firework displays, concerts and discos had life a ``nightmare''.
Bleep, Whirr, Disco is a subversive hybrid of the most eclectic mix.