\ 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 Step through the ornate glass and-wrought-iron front doors and you’re greeted with a pair of soaring staircases, modeled after those in the historic five-star Peninsula Paris hotel, with swirly iron railings and gold-leaf detailing. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 15 June 2021 The Juno mission's JunoCam, which has previously taken gorgeous images of the swirly gas giant, Jupiter, will also take photos of the planet's largest moon—but will need to be quick. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2021 By then the trend for tiny hemlines was clear, and Valentino posed with the de rigeur cigarette of a 1960s celebrity, luxuriant hair down to his shoulders, wearing a swirly silk scarf and a patterned velvet jacket. Olivia Williams, Town & Country, 1 June 2021 The wiener — really a hot dog, separated from its usual plebeian soft bun — glamps inside of a swirly croissant. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 May 2021 Above this turbulent region in the visible image, there is also a superstorm that looks like a swirly white streak. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 11 May 2021 Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, has a swirly atmosphere of frigid clouds consisting of ammonia and water. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 May 2021 Coca-Cola's swirly logo is also etched on each brush handle. Coca-Cola 1971: The Unity Collection will be available at Morphe stores and at Morphe.com on Tuesday, May 11. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 29 Apr. 2021 Among the new additions: a heart on fire, a face with swirly eyes, the ability for both women and men to have beards, and a syringe without drops of blood. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of swirly

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jun 2021

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“Swirly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swirly. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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