Vortex - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈvɔːrteks|  American pronunciation of the word vortex
Brit.  |ˈvɔːtɛks|  British pronunciation of the word vortex

noun

- the shape of something rotating rapidly (syn: convolution, swirl, whirl)
- a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides) (syn: maelstrom, whirlpool)

Examples

...a boat sucked down into the vortex...

the vortex of emotions surrounding the case

Word forms

noun
singular: vortex
plural: vortexes or vortices
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