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tourbillion

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noun tour·bil·lion \tu̇r-ˈbil-yən\

Definition of tourbillion

  1. 1 :  whirlwind 1

  2. 2 :  a vortex especially of a whirlwind or whirlpool



Variants of tourbillion

or tour·bil·lon play \tür-bē-yōⁿ\

Origin of tourbillion

Anglo-French turbeillun, ultimately from Latin turbin-, turbo — more at turbine


First Known Use: 15th century


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