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Meaning of TWIRL

Pronunciation:  twurl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
  2. [n]  a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
  3. [v]  cause to spin; "spin a coin"
  4. [v]  turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

TWIRL is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: birl, kink, spin, spin, swirl, twiddle, twist, twist, twisting, whirl, whirl
 See Also: bend, birling, circumvolve, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, go around, logrolling, pirouette, plication, revolve, rotate, rotation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Twirl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twirled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Twirling}.] [Cf. AS. [thorn]wiril a churn staff, a stirrer,
    flail, [thorn]weran, [=a][thorn]weran, to agitate, twirl, G.
    zwirlen, quirlen, to twirl, to turn round or about, quirl a
    twirling stick, OHG. dweran to twirl, stir. Cf. {Trowel}.]
    To move or turn round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and
    turn rapidly with the fingers.
          See ruddy maids, Some taught with dexterous hand to
          twirl the wheel.                         --Dodsley.
          No more beneath soft eve's consenting star Fandango
          twirls his jocund castanet.              --Byron.
  2. \Twirl\, v. i.
    To revolve with velocity; to be whirled round rapidly.
  3. \Twirl\, n.
    1. The act of twirling; a rapid circular motion; a whirl or
       whirling; quick rotation.
    2. A twist; a convolution. --Woodward.