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Noun: whir  wur
  1. Sound of something in rapid motion
    "whir of a bird's wings"; "the whir of the propellers";
    - whirr, whirring, birr
Verb: whir (whirred,whirring)  wur
  1. Make a soft swishing sound
    "the motor whirred";
    - whizz, whiz, whirr, birr, purr

Sounds like: were

Derived forms: whirs

Type of: go, sound

Encyclopedia: Whir