Meaning of whir

whir

Pronunciation: (hwûr, wûr), [key]
— v., n. whirred, whir•ring,
—v.i.
  1. to go, fly, revolve, or otherwise move quickly with a humming or buzzing sound: An electric fan whirred softly in the corner.
—v.t.
  1. to move or transport (a thing, person, etc.) with a whirring sound: The plane whirred them away into the night.
—n.
  1. an act or sound of whirring: the whir of wings.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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