how to pronounce whirl


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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


  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.


  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.

whirl frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word whirl occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics whirl can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that whirl can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to whirl


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