- The definition of a twirl is something that is twisted or coiled.
An example of a twirl is an ice cream cone that was twisted as it was poured into the cone.
- Twirl is to spin around in a circle, or to twist something in your fingers, or to pitch in baseball.
- An example of twirl is a little girl spinning with her arms outstretched.
- An example of twirl is to play with long hair, spinning it around your finger.
- An example of twirl is to throw a baseball towards a batter standing at home plate.
- to rotate rapidly; spin
- to turn rapidly in a circle; whirl around
- to twist or coil: to twirl one's mustache
- ☆ Baseball to pitch
Origin: prob. from Scand, as inch(es) Norwegian dialect, dialectal tvirla, to twirl, akin to Old English thwirel, stirring rod from Indo-European base an unverified form twer-, to whirl, stir up from source turbid
- a twirling or being twirled
- something twirled; specif.,
- a twist, coil, etc.
- a twisting line; flourish
- twirler noun
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verb twirled, twirl·ing, twirls verb, transitive
- To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin: twirled a baton to lead the band.
- To twist or wind around: twirl thread on a spindle.
- To move or spin around rapidly, suddenly, or repeatedly: The pinwheel twirled in the breeze.
- To whirl or turn suddenly; make an about-face: twirled in the direction of the noise.
- Baseball To pitch.
- The act of twirling or the condition of being twirled; a quick spinning or twisting.
- Something twirled; a twist: a twirl of cotton candy.
Origin: Origin unknown.
- twirlˈer noun