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whir

 
pronunciation:
wuhr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: whirs, whirring, whirred
definition: to move or turn quickly with a humming or buzzing sound.
The blades on the mower whirred as I pushed it through the grass.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or sound of whirring.
The electric fan makes a whir when it's on.
Homophone Note
The words whir and were sound alike but have different meanings.