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Noun: whirling  wur-ling
  1. The act of rotating in a circle or spiral
    - gyration
Verb: whirl  wurl
  1. Turn in a twisting or spinning motion
    "The leaves whirled in the autumn wind";
    - twirl, swirl, twiddle
     
  2. Cause to spin
    "whirl a coin";
    - birl [UK], spin, twirl
     
  3. Flow in a circular current, of liquids
    - eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl
     
  4. Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy";
    - spin, spin around, reel, gyrate
     
  5. Fly around
    "rising smoke whirled in the air";
    - tumble, whirl around

Sounds like: whirls, wirling, wh

Derived forms: whirlings

Type of: circumvolve, course, feed, flow, go around, move, revolve, rotary motion, rotate, rotation, run

Encyclopedia: Whirl