AskDefine | Define whirring

The Collaborative Dictionary

Whir \Whir\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whirred; p. pr. & vb. n. Whirring.] [Perhaps of imitative origin; cf. D. hvirre to whirl, and E. hurr, hurry, whirl. ???.] To whirl round, or revolve, with a whizzing noise; to fly or more quickly with a buzzing or whizzing sound; to whiz. [1913 Webster] The partridge bursts away on whirring wings. --Beattie. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

whirring See whir
whir n : sound of something in rapid motion; "whir of a bird's wings"; "the whir of the propellers" [syn: whirr, whirring, birr] v : make a soft swishing sound; "the motor whirred"; "the car engine purred" [syn: whizz, whiz, whirr, birr, purr] [also: whirring, whirred]
whirring adj : like the sound of rapidly vibrating wings n : sound of something in rapid motion; "whir of a bird's wings"; "the whir of the propellers" [syn: whir, whirr, birr]

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whirring
  1. present participle of whir
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