Synonyms for whirl

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : hwurl, wurl
Phonetic Transcription : ʰwɜrl, wɜrl

Top 10 synonyms for whirl Other synonyms for the word whirl

Définition of whirl

Origin :
  • late 13c., probably from Old Norse hvirfla "to go round, spin," related to hvirfill "circle, ring, crown," and to Old English hweorfan "to turn" (see whir). Related: Whirled; whirling. Whirlybird "helicopter" is from 1951.
  • noun spin, revolution
  • noun commotion, confusion
  • noun attempt
  • verb spin around
Example sentences :
  • He tossed my hand from him with a whirl, that pained my very shoulder.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • He caught him around the waist in his strong arms to whirl him to the ground.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities, Part 2 » by Jennie Hall
  • All the while my head was in a whirl and my heart beat so loud I thought she must have heard it.
  • Extract from : « The Green Satin Gown » by Laura E. Richards
  • Say, whence is the voice that when anger is burning, Bids the whirl of the tempest to cease?
  • Extract from : « Graded Poetry: Second Year » by Various
  • He could turn and whirl swiftly enough, but White Fang was never there.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • I have little fancy for the whirl of society, and none for the jostle of politics.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner of Zenda » by Anthony Hope
  • His own thoughts were in a whirl, too confused with emotion for clear thinking.
  • Extract from : « Two Thousand Miles Below » by Charles Willard Diffin
  • "Yes," she answered, her brain in a whirl, not knowing what she said.
  • Extract from : « Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille » by Emile Zola
  • His brain was still in a whirl, and he wanted a little longer.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • With all the whirl and the crowds and the glorious excitement.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Warren's Wards » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for whirl

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