gyration

noun
gy·​ra·​tion | \ jī-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce gyration (audio) \

Definition of gyration

1 : an act or instance of gyrating
2 : something (such as a coil of a shell) that is gyrate

Other Words from gyration

gyrational \ jī-​ˈrā-​shnəl How to pronounce gyration (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of gyration in a Sentence

dizzy from the spirally gyrations of the roller coaster
Recent Examples on the Web In the first minutes of Face/Off, for instance, Cage gives a full-tilt gyration of his head like someone rocking out at a Black Sabbath concert. Dan Piepenbring, Harper’s Magazine , 18 Jan. 2022 In many of these passages, facts, gyration, jive and comedy are cut across one another yet in equilibrium. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021 In many of these passages, facts, gyration, jive and comedy are cut across one another yet in equilibrium. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021 Yet what emerges from interviews with more than 60 people close to him, and with the senator himself, is a narrative less of transformation than of gyration — of an infinitely adaptable operator seeking validation in the proximity to power. New York Times, 14 Aug. 2021 In many of these passages, facts, gyration, jive and comedy are cut across one another yet in equilibrium. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021 Simply put, the man is usually having the time of his life during his show, and Lollapalooza was no different, with each subtle gesture and wild gyration somehow calibrated for maximum audience enjoyment. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 1 Aug. 2021 In many of these passages, facts, gyration, jive and comedy are cut across one another yet in equilibrium. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021 In many of these passages, facts, gyration, jive and comedy are cut across one another yet in equilibrium. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gyration

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Gyration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gyration. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for gyration

gyration

noun
gy·​ra·​tion | \ jī-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce gyration (audio) \

Medical Definition of gyration

: the pattern of convolutions of the brain

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