\ 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

Examples of swirly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But now, more often than not, a soft-serve truck’s jingle plays to a crowd of no one as prices for some cones with add-ons like swirly ice cream and chocolate sauce reach $8 at some trucks. New York Times, 26 July 2022 Swirls on the Water in Disney Springs is known for its Dole Whip floats, and this new permanent menu item delivers a fun twist on the classic swirly treat. Antonia Debianchi, PEOPLE.com, 21 July 2022 One large swoop covers one side of her forehead next to the other swirly tendrils. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 22 Apr. 2022 Fox paired the leather pants with a swirly bikini top held together by thin strings. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 2 May 2022 La La Anthony arrived earlier in the night in a burgundy two-piece with a swirly manicure and a large red headpiece that captured our attention. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 2 May 2022 Today, there have been more than 67 iterations of the exercise dress—from classic neutrals to sorbet shades and swirly psychedelic prints. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 8 Apr. 2022 Beyond that, family-friendliness comes via the chubby, swirly and rounded furniture. Lauren Joseph, WSJ, 13 Jan. 2022 Where the radar image helped tease out Venus’s surface features, ultraviolet brought out swirly structures in its fast-moving clouds. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of swirly

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Aug 2022

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“Swirly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swirly. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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