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twirl

verb \ ˈtwər-(-ə)l \

Definition of twirl

intransitive verb
1 :to revolve rapidly
2 :to pitch in a baseball game
transitive verb
1 :to cause to rotate rapidly
2 :pitch 2a

twirler

play \ˈtwər-lər\ noun

Examples of twirl in a Sentence

  1. They twirled past us on the dance floor.

  2. The cheerleaders jumped and twirled.

  3. The kite twisted and twirled in the wind.

  4. The chef twirled the noodles around his fork.

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Origin and Etymology of twirl

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect tvirla to twirl; akin to Old High German dweran to stir

twirl Synonyms


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twirl

noun

Definition of twirl

1 :an act of twirling
2 :coil, whorl

twirly

play \ˈtwər-lē\ adjective

Examples of twirl in a Sentence

  1. The dancers executed perfect twirls.

  2. the twirl of the dancer's skirt mesmerized me

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First Known Use of twirl

1598


TWIRL Defined for English Language Learners

twirl

verb

Definition of twirl for English Language Learners

  • : to turn (something) around and around quickly

  • : to turn or spin around and around

  • : to twist or wrap (something) around something


twirl

noun

Definition of twirl for English Language Learners

  • : an act of turning or spinning around quickly


TWIRL Defined for Kids

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twirl

verb \ ˈtwərl \

Definition of twirl for Students

twirled; twirling
:to turn or cause to turn rapidly
  • Next, he picked up a … brush by the handle and twirled it back and forth …
  • —Franklin W. Dixon, The Secret Panel

twirler

noun

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twirl

noun

Definition of twirl for Students

:an act of turning or causing to turn rapidly


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