Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

thirl

play
noun \ˈthər(-ə)l\

Definition of thirl



Origin and Etymology of thirl

Middle English, from Old English thyrel, from thurh through — more at through


First Known Use: before 12th century


2

thirl

transitive verb

Definition of thirl

dial British

  1. :  pierce, perforate



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of thirl

before 12th century

Rhymes with thirl


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up thirl? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or near a shore

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

interruption megillah torrent rebellion
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ