Contortion meaning

kəntôr′shən
The definition of contortion is the act of bending or twisting into an unusual shape or position.

An example of contortion is what an acrobat at a circus does when they put a leg behind their head.

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A contorting or being contorted, esp. of the face or body.
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A contorted condition or position.
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The act of contorting, twisting or deforming something, especially oneself.
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A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.
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Origin of contortion

  • From Middle French contortion
    From Wiktionary