• Swirl


    • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)l

    Full definition of swirl



    (plural swirls)
    1. A whirling eddy.
    2. A twist or coil of something.

    Derived terms


    1. (ambitransitive) To twist or whirl, as an eddy.I swirled my brush around in the paint.
      • Charles KingsleyThe river swirled along.
      • 2012, May 13, Alistair Magowan, Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd, The contest was a lot more even in the second half, as the wind swirled around the Stadium of Light, but it took Craig Gardner's superb block to prevent Young getting on the scoresheet.
    2. To be arranged in a twist, spiral or whorl.
    3. (figuratively) to circulate
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