how to pronounce whorl


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the above transcription of whorl is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

whorl is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of whorl


  1. A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell.
  2. A pattern of concentric circles.
  3. A circle of three or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.
  4. A flywheel, a weight attached to a spindle.
  5. Any volution, as for example in the human ear or fingerprint.


  1. To form a pattern of concentric circles.

whorl frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word whorl occurs in english on average 0.1 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 whorl 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 whorl can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to whorl


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