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whirr

[hwur, wur] /ʰwɜr, wɜr/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), noun
1.
whir.
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whir

/wɜː/
noun
1.
a prolonged soft swish or buzz, as of a motor working or wings flapping
2.
a bustle or rush
verb whirs, whirrs, whirring, whirred
3.
to make or cause to make a whir
Word Origin
C14: probably from Scandinavian; compare Norwegian kvirra, Danish hvirre; see whirl
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