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Meaning of SWIRL

Pronunciation:  swurl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the shape of something rotating rapidly
  2. [v]  flow in a circular current, of liquids
  3. [v]  turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

SWIRL is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: convolution, eddy, purl, twiddle, twirl, vortex, whirl, whirl, whirlpool
 See Also: course, flow, go around, revolve, rotate, round shape, run



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Swirl\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Swirled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Swirling}.] [Akin to Norw. svirla to whirl, freq. of
    sverra to whirl, Dan. svirre, G. schwirren to whiz, to buzz.
    [root]177. See {Swarm}, n.]
    To whirl, or cause to whirl, as in an eddy. ``The river
    swirled along.'' --C. Kingsley.
  2. \Swirl\, n.
    A whirling motion; an eddy, as of water; a whirl. ``The
    silent swirl of bats.'' --Mrs. Browning.