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Definitions and Synonyms of whir | Another word for whir | What is whir?

Definition 1: sound of something in rapid motion - [noun denoting event]

Samples where whir or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • whir of a bird's wings
  • the whir of the propellers

Synonyms for whir in the sense of this definition

(whir is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 2: make a soft swishing sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where whir or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the motor whirred
  • the car engine purred

Synonyms for whir in the sense of this definition

(whir is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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