whirring


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Synonyms for whirring

sound of something in rapid motion

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like the sound of rapidly vibrating wings

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EMMERDALE (7pm ITV) ROSS can't help but be impressed by the amount of trouble Lawrence was able to cause for his family in such a short space of time, and it's set his devious little mind whirring.
ANQUI, China, Muharram 12, 1436, Nov 5, 2014, SPA -- Far from the Ebola hot zone, the sewing and gluing machines at a factory in China have been whirring more than usual to produce crucial yellow suits that protect the front-line medics more than 11,000 kilometers (7,000 miles) away in West Africa, AP reported.
Not only did the heathers come to life and the backlit grasses planted with them begin to twinkle, but suddenly, magically, the air was filled with the sound of bees (who adore heather) and the whirring of dragonfly wings.
Sewing machines were always temporary--slack drive belts and lithium grease on gears, and women whirring around me like wasps in nests of cloth.
You would put the game in and stare at the screen for several minutes as it loaded with little coloured lines whirring down the screen.
Even more pleasing is how well the 3D fits Scorsese's vision, coming to the fore as the camera swoops along the concourse of a train station or darts between whirring cogs of a giant clock.
Even more pleasing is how well the 3D Scorsese's vision, coming to the fore as camera swoops along the concourse of a train station or darts between whirring cogs of a giant clock.
agreeable wind-up whir, even when whirring with fat righteous anger.
Now light, I am reliably informed, travels at a speed of about 186,000 miles a second and the box in which all the whirring is going on is no more than a foot or so across and even if we have to allow a bit of extra time to get to the screen, the whole journey comes to nothing like 186,000 miles so, even for an elderly electron that is no longer as sprightly as it once was, the trip should be all over in the tiniest fraction of a second.
body I am Sleepwalking inside the whirring Factory of my memory-less
London, March 01 (ANI): Singer Nicole Scherzinger has thanked her 'friend' Will.i.am, who came to watch her Formula 1 driver boyfriend Lewis Hamilton's race, for sharing his tricks to enjoy the whirring sound of cars.
The Welsh front woman of the rock trio attempted to repeatedly obliterate her guitar on stage during opening track Whirring last month, but failed to break it in two.
Arthur watched the whirring and ticking sewing machine intently.
The police has issued an all-out ban on the whirring vuvuzelas at football grounds, using an old law that prohibits any object considered dangerous, after the first noisy horns appeared in Cyprus soon after the World Cup that ended in South Africa last Sunday.