1. confused movement
- he was caught up in a whirl of work
Similar word(s): commotion
2. the shape of something rotating rapidly
Definition categories: shape
3. a usually brief attempt
- I gave it a whirl
4. the act of rotating rapidly
Sentences with whirl as a noun:
- She gave the top a whirl and it spun across the floor.
- My life is one social whirl.
- OK, let's give it a whirl.
1. turn in a twisting or spinning motion
2. cause to spin
3. flow in a circular current, of liquids
4. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
- The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy
5. fly around
- rising smoke whirled in the air
Similar word(s): tumble
Sentences with whirl as a verb:
- The dancer whirled across the stage, stopped, and whirled around to face the audience.
- My head is whirling after all that drink.
- The dancer whirled his partner round on her toes.