Swirl - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |swɜːrl|  American pronunciation of the word swirl
Brit.  |swɜːl|  British pronunciation of the word swirl


- the shape of something rotating rapidly (syn: convolution, vortex, whirl)
- turn in a twisting or spinning motion (syn: twiddle, twirl, whirl)
The leaves swirled in the autumn wind
- flow in a circular current, of liquids (syn: eddy, purl, whirl, whirlpool)


The water swirled around the drain.

...kept swirling her lemonade until I thought the sound of clinking ice would drive me insane...

A swirl of smoke rose from the chimney.

He painted swirls of color on the canvas.

Where the water is swirling around, there are dangerous currents.

Smoke swirled around her.

He swirled the brandy around in his glass.

The river had become a swirling torrent.

Rumours of a takeover began to swirl around the stock markets.

The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

Word forms

I/you/we/they: swirl
he/she/it: swirls
present participle: swirling
past tense: swirled
past participle: swirled
singular: swirl
plural: swirls
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