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1twirl

verb \ˈtwər-(-ə)l\

: 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

intransitive verb
1
:  to revolve rapidly
2
:  to pitch in a baseball game
transitive verb
1
:  to cause to rotate rapidly
2
:  pitch 2a
twirl·er \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

2twirl

noun

: an act of turning or spinning around quickly

Full Definition of TWIRL

1
:  an act of twirling
2
:  coil, whorl
twirly \ˈtwər-lē\ adjective

Examples of TWIRL

  1. The dancers executed perfect twirls.
  2. <the twirl of the dancer's skirt mesmerized me>

First Known Use of TWIRL

1598
TWIRL Defined for Kids

1twirl

verb \ˈtwərl\
twirledtwirl·ing

Definition of TWIRL for Kids

:  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

2twirl

noun

Definition of TWIRL for Kids

:  an act of turning or causing to turn rapidly

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