Twirl meaning

twûrl
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.

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To twist or wind around.

Twirl thread on a spindle.

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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.

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To move or spin around rapidly, suddenly, or repeatedly.

The pinwheel twirled in the breeze.

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To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin.

Twirled a baton to lead the band.

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To whirl or turn suddenly; make an about-face.

Twirled in the direction of the noise.

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To pitch.
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The act of twirling or the condition of being twirled; a quick spinning or twisting.
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Something twirled; a twist.

A twirl of cotton candy.

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To rotate rapidly; spin.
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To turn rapidly in a circle; whirl around.
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To twist or coil.

To twirl one's mustache.

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To pitch.

To twirl a no-hitter.

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A twirling or being twirled.
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Something twirled.
  • A twist, coil, etc.
  • A twisting line; flourish.
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A movement where one spins round elegantly; a pirouette.
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(intransitive) To perform a twirl.
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To rotate rapidly.
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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
    From Wiktionary