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English definition of “whirr”


verb [I] mainly UK (US usually whir (-rr-))     /wɜːr/ US  /wɝː/
( especially of machines ) to make a low , soft , continuous sound : I could hear the washing machine whirring in the kitchen .Sounds made by objects, movement or impact whirr (mainly US whir)     noun [C usually singular] the whirr of machinery Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of whirr verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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