What does whirr mean?

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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"

  3. churr, whirr(verb)

    make a vibrant sound, as of some birds


  1. whirr(Noun)

    A sibilant buzz or vibration; the sound of something in rapid motion.

    Etymology: Perhaps from hvirfla.

  2. whirr(Noun)

    A bustle of noise and excitement.

    Etymology: Perhaps from hvirfla.

  3. whirr(Verb)

    To move or vibrate (something) with a buzzing sound.

    Etymology: Perhaps from hvirfla.

  4. whirr(Verb)

    To make a sibilant buzzing or droning sound.

    Etymology: Perhaps from hvirfla.

  5. whirr(Verb)

    To cause (something) to make such a sound.

    Etymology: Perhaps from hvirfla.


  1. Whirr

    Whirr is an American rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area. The sextet formed in 2010 originally as Whirl, but had to legally change its name after a women performing acoustic covers of Black Sabbath songs trademarked the name and threatened a lawsuit. Whirr's shoegazing sound is often compared to My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. Founding guitarist Nick Bassett also played in the band Deafheaven surrounding and including the release of their 2011 album, Roads to Judah. Whirr self-released a demo cassette and the EP Distressor before signing to Tee Pee Records in 2011. Through the label, the band released the EP June and their 2012 debut album Pipe Dreams, the latter of which was met with a generally positive reception from music critics. Whirr released an EP titled Around on July 9, 2013 and will tour in support of it the following August with the band Nothing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whirr in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whirr in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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