As we approach the rumble of guns grows louder and alternates with the whir of cannonballs, which begin to attract his attention.
The whir of the circling NYPD helicopter muffled their chants calling for unity and calling out police brutality.
"Twenty-seven pounds ten, remember," said Sugarman, above the whir.
It flared there, with noises like the whir of wings, with rumbles as of thunder.
Presently a brace of prairie-chickens rose with a whir of wings.
For a long time I heard nothing but the whir and roar of the fire.
The whir of wheels, the vision of the vari-colored crowd, the murmur of voices speaking—these too had been a dream.
They were deep in the forest when they heard a whir overhead.
"whir, whir," went the wheel, so quickly that the flax could not collect its thoughts.
After another cannon, a three-cushion one to judge by the whir, I argued no more.
c.1400, Scottish, "fling, hurl," probably from Old Norse hvirfla, frequentative of hverfa "to turn" (see wharf). Cf. Danish hvirvle, Dutch wervelen, German wirbeln "to whirl." Related: Whirred; whirring.