Twirl - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |twɜːrl|  American pronunciation of the word twirl
Brit.  |twəːl|  British pronunciation of the word twirl


- a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight (syn: kink, twist)
- the act of rotating rapidly (syn: spin, twist, twisting, whirl)


- turn in a twisting or spinning motion (syn: swirl, twiddle, whirl)
- cause to spin (syn: spin, whirl)


They twirled past us on the dance floor.

The cheerleaders jumped and twirled.

The kite twisted and twirled in the wind.

The chef twirled the noodles around his fork.

The dancers executed perfect twirls.

...the twirl of the dancer's skirt mesmerized me...

The compass needle sometimes twirls swiftly round.

Couples were twirling around the dance floor.

He twirled his hat in his hand.

She twirled round, her eyes blazing.

She did a twirl in her new skirt.

She twirled the liquid around in her glass.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: twirl
he/she/it: twirls
present participle: twirling
past tense: twirled
past participle: twirled
singular: twirl
plural: twirls
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