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swirl

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verb \ˈswər(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of swirl

  • : to move in circles or to cause (something) to move in circles

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of swirl

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to move with an eddying or whirling motion <swirling water>b :  to pass in whirling confusion

  3. 2 :  to have a twist or convolution

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to swirl <swirled her drink>

swirlingly play \ˈswər-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of swirl in a sentence

  1. The water swirled around the drain.

  2. <kept swirling her lemonade until I thought the sound of clinking ice would drive me insane>



Origin of swirl

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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swirl

noun

Simple Definition of swirl

  • : a twisting or swirling movement, form, or object

  • : a state of busy movement or activity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of swirl

  1. 1a :  a whirling mass or motion :  eddyb :  whirling confusion <a swirl of events>

  2. 2 :  a twisting shape, mark, or pattern

  3. 3 :  an act or instance of swirling

Examples of swirl in a sentence

  1. A swirl of smoke rose from the chimney.

  2. He painted swirls of color on the canvas.

  3. ice cream with chocolate swirls



15th Century

First Known Use of swirl

15th century

Rhymes with swirl


SWIRL Defined for Kids

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swirl

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verb \ˈswərl\

Definition of swirl for Students

swirledswirling

  1. :  to move with a spinning or twisting motion




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swirl

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noun

Definition of swirl for Students

  1. 1 :  a spinning mass or motion :  eddy <a swirl of water>

  2. 2 :  busy movement or activity <She got caught up in the swirl of events.>

  3. 3 :  a twisting shape or mark <The ice cream has chocolate swirls.>





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