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whirlwind

noun whirl·wind \ ˈhwər(-ə)l-ˌwind , ˈwər(-ə)l- \
Updated on: 16 May 2018
1 : a small rotating windstorm of limited extent
2 a : a confused rush : whirl
  • a whirlwind of meetings
b : a violent or destructive force or agency

Examples of whirlwind in a Sentence

  1. My life has been a whirlwind lately.

  2. He attended a whirlwind of meetings.

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First Known Use of whirlwind

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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whirlwind

adjective
: resembling a whirlwind especially in speed or force
  • a whirlwind campaign
  • a whirlwind romance

Examples of whirlwind in a Sentence

  1. The band went on a whirlwind concert tour.

  2. They were married after a whirlwind romance.

  3. We continued on at a whirlwind pace.

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First Known Use of whirlwind

1614

in the meaning defined above

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WHIRLWIND Defined for English Language Learners

whirlwind

  • : a very strong wind that moves in a spinning or swirling motion and that can damage buildings, trees, etc.

  • : something that involves many quickly changing events, feelings, etc.


whirlwind

  • : happening or done very quickly


WHIRLWIND Defined for Kids

whirlwind

noun whirl·wind \ ˈhwərl-ˌwind , ˈwərl- \
: a small windstorm of rapidly rotating air


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