Definition of whirl

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • whirl is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 11
  • whirl is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 11
  • whirl is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 11

Definition of whirl


  • cause to spin (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. birl
    2. spin
    3. twirl
  • flow in a circular current, of liquids (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. eddy
    2. purl
    3. swirl
    4. whirlpool
  • turn in a twisting or spinning motion (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. swirl
    2. twiddle
    3. twirl
  • the shape of something rotating rapidly (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. convolution
    2. swirl
    3. vortex
  • a usually brief attempt (noun)

    Examples

    1. I gave it a whirl

    Synonyms

    1. crack
    2. fling
    3. go
    4. offer
    5. pass
  • revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis (verb)

    Examples

    1. The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

    Synonyms

    1. gyrate
    2. reel
    3. spin
    4. spin around
  • fly around (verb)

    Examples

    1. rising smoke whirled in the air

    Synonyms

    1. tumble
    2. whirl around
  • confused movement (noun)

    Examples

    1. he was caught up in a whirl of work

    Synonyms

    1. commotion
  • the act of rotating rapidly (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. spin
    2. twirl
    3. twist
    4. twisting

See definition of whirl in Merriam Webster

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