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ʰwɜr, wɜrwhir

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whir, whirr, whirring, birr(verb)

    sound of something in rapid motion

    "whir of a bird's wings"; "the whir of the propellers"

  2. whizz, whiz, whirr, whir, birr, purr(verb)

    make a soft swishing sound

    "the motor whirred"; "the car engine purred"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whir(verb)

    to whirl round, or revolve, with a whizzing noise; to fly or more quickly with a buzzing or whizzing sound; to whiz

  2. Whir(verb)

    to hurry a long with a whizzing sound

  3. Whir(noun)

    a buzzing or whizzing sound produced by rapid or whirling motion; as, the whir of a partridge; the whir of a spinning wheel

  4. Origin: [See Whir to whiz.]

Freebase

  1. WHIR

    WHIR is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Danville, Kentucky, USA. The station is currently owned by Hometown Broadcastng of Danville Inc.WHIR features The Charlie Perry Show which can be heard Monday through Friday from 6-9 am. Sean Hannity, Dave Ramsey, and other nationwide syndicated shows are also carried, along with area and local sporting events.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whir

    hwėr, n. a sound from rapid whirling.—v.i. to whirl round with a noise.—v.t. (Shak.) to hurry away with a whizzing sound:—pr.p. whir′ring; pa.t. and pa.p. whirred.—n. Whir′ring. [Dan. hvirre, to whirl; ult. imit.]

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  1. WHIR

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How to pronounce whir?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whir in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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