twirl

twirl

/twəːl/
verb
[no object]
1 Spin quickly and lightly round, especially repeatedly.
1.1 with object Cause to rotate.
noun
1 An act of spinning.
1.1 A spiralling or swirling shape, especially a flourish made with a pen.

Origin
Late 16th century probably an alteration (by association with whirl) of tirl, a variant of archaic trill ‘twiddle, spin’.

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Theresa thrilled the judges and audience alike with her scintillating twirls and athletic leaps.

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