Contortion definition

kəntôrzhən
Frequency:
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.

noun
1
0
A contorted condition or position.
noun
1
0
A contorting or being contorted, esp. of the face or body.
noun
1
1
The act of contorting, twisting or deforming something, especially oneself.
noun
0
0
A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
contortion
Plural:
contortions

Origin of contortion

  • From Middle French contortion

    From Wiktionary