how to pronounce whirl

/ˈwɝl/

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whirl is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of whirl in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… because once you give it a whirl you'll …”

meanings of whirl

noun:

  1. Dizziness or giddiness.
  2. Something that whirls.
  3. (usually following “give") A brief experiment or trial.
  4. A confused tumult.
  5. An act of whirling.
  6. A rapid series of events.

verb:

  1. To rotate, revolve, spin or turn rapidly.
  2. To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch.
  3. To make something or someone whirl.
  4. To have a sensation of spinning or reeling.

words with pronunciation similar to whirl

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