Whirred vs Shirred - What's the difference?

whirred | shirred |


As verbs the difference between whirred and shirred

is that whirred is (whirr) while shirred is (shirr).

whirred

English

Verb

(head)
  • (whirr)

  • whirr

    English

    Alternative forms

    * whir

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To move or vibrate (something) with a buzzing sound.
  • To make a sibilant buzzing or droning sound.
  • To cause (something) to make such a sound.
  • Synonyms

    * (make a sibilant buzzing or droning sound ): buzz, drone, hum, purr, whine, whistle, whizz * (cause (something) to make such a sound ):

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sibilant buzz or vibration; the sound of something in rapid motion.
  • A bustle of noise and excitement.
  • Synonyms

    * (sibilant buzz or vibration ): buzz, drone, hum, purr, whine, whistle, whizz * (bustle of noise and excitement ): bustle, hustle

    shirred

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (shirr)

  • shirr

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (US, sewing) To make gathers in textiles by drawing together parallel threads.
  • (US) To bake (a raw egg removed from its shell) in a baking dish.
  • * 2006, Kim Severson, THE CHEF: ANNE QUATRANO; Letting the Land Make a Statement on the Plate , NYTimes, July 6
  • *:But her favorite way to express their simplicity is to shirr them. It's an old-fashioned technique that essentially means baking an egg. In her version, the eggs in ramekins are simmered in seasoned cream that reduces slightly into a soft sauce.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sewing) A shirring.
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