whirring Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun sound of something in rapid motion
    birr; whir; whirr.
    • whir of a bird's wings
    • the whir of the propellers
  2. verb make a soft swishing sound
    purr; birr; whizz; whiz; whir; whirr.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred
  3. adjective satellite like the sound of rapidly vibrating wings