\ ˈswər-lē How to pronounce swirly (audio) \
swirlier; swirliest

Definition of swirly

1 Scotland : knotted, twisted
2 : that swirls : swirling the swirly water of the rapids

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But the diamonds, placed to follow the swirly pattern of her hair, are what bring the look into 2018. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Cardi B Wore Diamonds in Her Hair, and Now I Want Diamonds in My Hair," 26 Oct. 2018 The packaging is dope, a light pink case embossed with both Too Faced's original branding (a very nineties, Rocko's Modern Life kind of vibe), and the present's swirly glam font. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Too Faced Is Making a 'Better Than Birthday Sex' Mascara for Its Anniversary," 1 Aug. 2018 Gone are the turquoise tubs and swirly script, replaced by effervescently glowing tubs in pastel shades. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "This K-Beauty Face Cleanser Is So Popular, One Sells Every 3.1 Seconds," 13 June 2018 At the end, Maren handed Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, a giant swirly lollipop. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Jerry Maren, last surviving Munchkin from 'Wizard of Oz,' dies at 98," 6 June 2018 The quiet, uncrowded room with sparkling, swirly light fixtures, mauve-gray carpeting and panoramic views of the sea had a luxurious cooling affect. Si Liberman, San Antonio Express-News, "Living it up on MSC Seaside’s ship within a ship," 5 June 2018 Some had a twinkly 3-D silver lip that matched John Galliano’s holographic blazers, while others had a multicolored design that effortlessly blended shades of royal purple, silver, and Studio 54 gold into a swirly nebula. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Glitter Is the New Lipstick," 28 Feb. 2018 There's no margarita machine, blaring music, swirly drinks or long, convoluted list of various combination dinners. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "This Grapevine restaurant makes a '100 best' list — with tamales | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 26 Feb. 2018 Artist Harry G. Peters, with his swirly art style, minimized the strangeness with his delightful art. Michael Sangiacomo, cleveland.com, "Wonder Woman at her peak at 75, with movie set to debut (photos)," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of swirly

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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