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whirlwind

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noun whirl·wind \ˈhwər(-ə)l-ˌwind, ˈwər(-ə)l-\

Definition of whirlwind

  1. 1 :  a small rotating windstorm of limited extent

  2. 2a :  a confused rush :  whirl a whirlwind of meetingsb :  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.

14th Century

First Known Use of whirlwind

14th century

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whirlwind

adjective whirl·wind

Definition of whirlwind

  1. :  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.

1614

First Known Use of whirlwind

1614


WHIRLWIND Defined for English Language Learners

whirlwind

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Definition of whirlwind for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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Definition of whirlwind for English Language Learners

  • : happening or done very quickly


WHIRLWIND Defined for Kids

whirlwind

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noun whirl·wind \ˈhwərl-ˌwind, ˈwərl-\

Definition of whirlwind for Students

  1. :  a small windstorm of rapidly rotating air



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