Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A turning, twisting or spinning motion
  • v. To rotate, spin or twirl

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To roll and twist.

Etymologies

Alteration of *twissel ("to double"), from twissel ("double, twofold"). More at twissel. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In ice dancing, the twizzle is the equivalent of a triple Axel.

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  • In their Hawk Jets they will perform manoeuvres including the 'apollo loop' a spectacular upside-down loop, the 'heart to double roll' and the 'twizzle', with the finale of the 'viken break' an incredible move that will see the jets zoom away in different directions in the shape of a fan after flying tantalisingly close together in a pyramid formation.

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  • Tanith Belbin put a foot down on a twizzle in the 2006 Games when she and Ben Agosto needed a flawless performance to move up from silver to gold.

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  • Burlesque favourites Slinky Sparkles and Marnie Scarlet twizzle their tassles, there's a "performance fashion installation" from Engineers Of Desire, plus Graveyard Johnnys deliver a set of menacing live psychobilly.

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  • A short ensemble skate to "Moon River" featuring Ms. Hamill was greeted with hoots, foot-stomps and hollers, a rather rowdy response for a staid crowd that knows a good twizzle when it sees one.

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  • Was it the parthan kicks a twizzle off sides and thus has to camber; the bup scores a rouge after hitting off an opposing behind; or 14 planets are tallied but only the key wins the grander?

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  • A, the parthan kicks a twizzle off sides, and thus has to camber; B, the bup scores a rouge after hitting off an opposing behind; or C, 14 planets are tallied, but only the key wins the grander.

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  • If Michael wants to twizzle me round his little finger and tie me in knots with his divided story then I'll cope with that too.

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  • Wendy just discovered why it is not a good idea to twizzle rainbow Twizzlers while taking a hot shower.

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  • No mention of tidal and oceanic currents which are far more powerful and reliable, no mention of nuclear power, just talking up these idiotic twizzle-sticks.

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