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KK Pronunciation

〔 hwFl,wFl 〕


〔 wәːl,hwәːl 〕

Overview of noun whirl

The noun whirl has 4 senses

  • whirl, commotion -- (confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits")

  • whirl, swirl, vortex, convolution -- (the shape of something rotating rapidly)

  • crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer -- (a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl")

  • spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl -- (the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting")

Overview of verb whirl

The verb whirl has 5 senses

  • twirl, swirl, twiddle, whirl -- (turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind")

  • whirl, birl, spin, twirl -- (cause to spin; "spin a coin")

  • eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl -- (flow in a circular current, of liquids)

  • spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate -- (revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy")

  • whirl, tumble, whirl around -- (fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air")