Definition of twiddle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtwɪdl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtwɪdl//
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  1. 1a twist or turn a twiddle of the knob
  2. 2a decorative twist in a pattern, piece of music, etc. twiddles on the clarinet
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘trifle’): apparently imitative, combining the notion twirl or twist with that of trifling action expressed by fiddle.
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