Definition of Twirl

1. Noun. A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight.

Exact synonyms: Kink, Twist
Generic synonyms: Bend, Crease, Crimp, Flexure, Fold, Plication
Derivative terms: Kink, Kink, Twist



2. Verb. Turn in a twisting or spinning motion. "The wooden sticks twirl "; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
Exact synonyms: Swirl, Twiddle, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Go Around, Revolve, Rotate
Derivative terms: Swirl, Twiddle, Twirler, Whirl, Whirling

3. Noun. The act of rotating rapidly. "It broke off after much twisting"
Exact synonyms: Spin, Twist, Twisting, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Rotary Motion, Rotation
Specialized synonyms: Pirouette, Birling, Logrolling
Derivative terms: Spin, Spin, Twist, Twist, Whirl, Whirl

4. Verb. Cause to spin. "The girls twirl the wooden sticks"; "Spin a coin"
Exact synonyms: Birl, Spin, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Circumvolve, Rotate
Derivative terms: Spin, Spinner, Twirler, Whirl, Whirl

Definition of Twirl

1. v. t. To move or turn round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly with the fingers.

2. v. i. To revolve with velocity; to be whirled round rapidly.

3. n. The act of twirling; a rapid circular motion; a whirl or whirling; quick rotation.

Definition of Twirl

1. Noun. A movement where one spins round elegantly; a pirouette. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To perform a twirl. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To rotate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Twirl

1. to rotate rapidly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twirl

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twinships
twinspot
twinspots
twinter
twinters
twiny
twip
twips
twire
twire-pipe
twireason
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twires
twiring
twirl (current term)
twirl on
twirlable
twirled
twirler
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twirlier
twirliest
twirling
twirlingly
twirlings
twirls
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Literary usage of Twirl

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1. Chemical Technology; Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to the Arts and by Edmund Ronalds, Thomas Richardson, Henry Watts, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp (1863)
"The gearing by which the twirl is made to revolve, is shown at A and B, ... The same boiler also supplies the steam for heating the twirl as it revolves; ..."

2. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"M twirl,) to turn or put out of a straight court« ; :o swerve. twirl, vt To turn, to run or can« to run round ; to revolve fast or speedily ; to whirl about ..."

3. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart by John Gibson Lockhart (1837)
"... never received a wholly faultless version from the very best of my pupils,—I pray thee not to let Rob Roy twirl thee around in the ecstasy of thy joy, ..."

4. The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Amusements, Exercises, Studies, and Pursuits by Matilda Anne Planche Mackarness (1888)
"twirl THE TRENCHER. The players must sit in a circle; they must have a small round thing of some sort to twirl, to represent a trencher. ..."

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