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Whur \Whur\, v. i. [Probably of imitative origin. Cf. Hurr, Hurry, Whir.]

  1. To make a rough, humming sound, like one who pronounces the letter r with too much force; to whir; to birr.

  2. To snarl or growl, as a dog.


Whur \Whur\, n. A humming or whirring sound, like that of a body moving through the air with velocity; a whir.


n. (dated form of whirr English) (sound of rapid motion) vb. (dated form of whirr English)

Usage examples of "whur".

And after he up and carried me off, I warn’t in no hurry to tell him whur it wur.