Twiddle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtwɪdl|  American pronunciation of the word twiddle
Brit.  |ˈtwɪd(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word twiddle

noun

- a series of small (usually idle) twists or turns
- turn in a twisting or spinning motion (syn: swirl, twirl, whirl)
- manipulate, as in a nervous or unconscious manner
He twiddled his thumbs while waiting for the interview

Examples

Just twiddle the dial on the radio a bit for better reception.

Twiddle the knob on the telescope until things are in focus.

She twiddled her pen while she talked on the phone.

She twiddled with her pen while she talked on the phone.

She was twiddling with her earrings.

He twiddled his thumbs while waiting for the interview

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: twiddle
he/she/it: twiddles
present participle: twiddling
past tense: twiddled
past participle: twiddled
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