Definition of twiddle
twiddlingplay \ˈtwid-liŋ, ˈtwi-dəl-iŋ\
1 : to play negligently with something : fiddle
2 : to turn or jounce lightly <twiddles round and round in the water — J. B. S. Haldane>
: to rotate lightly or idly <twiddled his pen>
twiddle one's thumbs
: to spend time idly : do nothing
Examples of twiddle in a sentence
Just twiddle the dial on the radio a bit for better reception.
Twiddle the knob on the telescope until things are in focus.
She twiddled her pen while she talked on the phone.
She twiddled with her pen while she talked on the phone.
Origin and Etymology of twiddle
First Known Use: circa 1540
First Known Use of twiddle
TWIDDLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of twiddle for English Language Learners
: to turn (something) back and forth slightly
TWIDDLE Defined for Kids
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