Twirl thread on a spindle.
The pinwheel twirled in the breeze.
A twirl of cotton candy.
Twirled a baton to lead the band.
An example of a twirl is an ice cream cone that was twisted as it was poured into the cone.
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.
Twirled in the direction of the noise.
To twirl one's mustache.
To twirl a no-hitter.
- A twist, coil, etc.
- A twisting line; flourish.
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Origin of twirl
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Of Scandinavian origin, akin to Norwegian tvirla, Old High German dweran (German zwirlen, quirlen) and Icelandic þyrill