whiz


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whiz \Whiz\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whizzed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Whizzing.] [Of imitative origin. ???. Cf. Whistle, and
   Hiss.]
   To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ball
   flying through the air; to fly or move swiftly with a sharp
   hissing or whistling sound. [Written also whizz.]
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         It flew, and whizzing, cut the liquid way. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whiz \Whiz\, n.
   A hissing and humming sound.
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         Like the whiz of my crossbow.            --Coleridge.
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