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Definition of swirl noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the movement of something that twists and turns in different directions and at different speeds The dancers left the stage in a swirl of skirts.
  2. 2a pattern or an object that twists in circles The material is yellow with blue swirls on it. The strawberry shortcake was topped with a swirl of whipped cream.
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