Gyre - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒaɪr|  American pronunciation of the word gyre
Brit.  |ˈdʒʌɪə|  British pronunciation of the word gyre

noun

- a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals) (syn: coil, curl, curlicue, ringlet, roll, scroll, whorl)

Examples

The poet evokes an atmosphere of mystery within the frame of the eternal gyre.

The smoke rises in dark gyres to the air.

The buteolike kite gyred up and up until lost in sun glare...

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