tirl

verb
\ ˈtərl How to pronounce tirl (audio) \
tirled; tirling; tirls

Definition of tirl

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland : to make a rattling sound (as with a door latch)

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland : twirl

First Known Use of tirl

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for tirl

alteration of trill entry 3

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“Tirl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tirl. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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