American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin: twirled a baton to lead the band.
- v. To twist or wind around: twirl thread on a spindle.
- v. To move or spin around rapidly, suddenly, or repeatedly: The pinwheel twirled in the breeze.
- v. To whirl or turn suddenly; make an about-face: twirled in the direction of the noise.
- v. Baseball To pitch.
- n. The act of twirling or the condition of being twirled; a quick spinning or twisting.
- n. Something twirled; a twist: a twirl of cotton candy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to revolve rapidly; spin; whirl; turn round and round, usually in an idle, purposeless way; twiddle.
- To move round; especially, to revolve rapidly; be whirled about.
- To twine; wind; coil; curl.
- n. A rapid circular motion.
- n. A twist; a convolution; a curl; a flourish.
- n. A movement where one spins round elegantly; a pirouette.
- v. intransitive To perform a twirl.
- v. transitive To rotate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To move or turn round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly with the fingers.
- v. To revolve with velocity; to be whirled round rapidly.
- n. The act of twirling; a rapid circular motion; a whirl or whirling; quick rotation.
- n. A twist; a convolution.
- n. a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
- n. the act of rotating rapidly
- v. turn in a twisting or spinning motion
- v. cause to spin
- Of Scandinavian origin, akin to Norwegian tvirla, Old High German dweran (German zwirlen, quirlen) and Icelandic þyrill (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Training for the ballet, Potter?" yelled Malfoy as Harry was forced to do a stupid kind of twirl in midair to dodge the Bludger, and he fled, the Bludger trailing a few feet behind him; and then, glaring back at Malfoy in hatred, he saw it-the Golden Snitch.”
“twirl" would help to construct the smoke subtle curves too.”
“It will not only blow your mind, it will whirl and twirl your body about.”
“And I will entertain myself by learning to twirl the spoon.”
“Tychus felt good enough to execute a twirl, which Jennifer, as a gracious dance partner, spun through so easily, she made him look good.”
“Then I would twirl off the metal frame, rip through the air like radio waves and land face-first on a bed of rubbish, chunky with chocolate milk cartons and cheese puff bags.”
“It looks like one of those twirl-around stands with postcards on it .........”
“Also notice that Batman's flagpole twirl during the closing credits was completely superfluous.”
“As I found out when she tried to teach me to twirl, this is not easy to do with one gun, much less two.”
“Zermoid -- Yes, I tried to twirl one of those six-shooters so I can attest that they are real Cimmaron Arms. 45s.”
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