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twirl

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verb \ˈtwər-(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of twirl

  • : to turn (something) around and around quickly

  • : to turn or spin around and around

  • : to twist or wrap (something) around something

Full Definition of twirl

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to revolve rapidly

  3. 2 :  to pitch in a baseball game

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to cause to rotate rapidly

  6. 2 :  pitch 2a

twirl·er play \ˈtwər-lər\ noun

Examples of twirl

  1. They twirled past us on the dance floor.

  2. The cheerleaders jumped and twirled.

  3. The kite twisted and twirled in the wind.

  4. The chef twirled the noodles around his fork.



Origin of twirl

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect tvirla to twirl; akin to Old High German dweran to stir


First Known Use: 1598


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twirl

noun

Simple Definition of twirl

  • : an act of turning or spinning around quickly

Full Definition of twirl

  1. 1 :  an act of twirling

  2. 2 :  coil, whorl

twirly play \ˈtwər-lē\ adjective

Examples of twirl

  1. The dancers executed perfect twirls.

  2. <the twirl of the dancer's skirt mesmerized me>



1598

First Known Use of twirl

1598

Rhymes with twirl


TWIRL Defined for Kids

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twirl

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verb \ˈtwərl\

Definition of twirl

twirledtwirl·ing

  1. :  to turn or cause to turn rapidly <Next, he picked up a … brush by the handle and twirled it back and forth … — Franklin W. Dixon, The Secret Panel>

twirl·er noun



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twirl

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noun

Definition of twirl

  1. :  an act of turning or causing to turn rapidly





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