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adjective as in rotary

noun as in gyro

Strongest match

Strong match

Weak match

verb as in gyrate

verb as in rotate

verb as in twirl

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Example Sentences

On another day, we watched older children recruit the help of younger children to lug a few logs and timbers from the edge of camp to construct a whirligig or roundabout.

One flier fell at about 28 centimeters per second, less than half the speed of natural whirligigs from various plants.

Time's whirligig has made him the hero of our puppet-shows, and he enjoys cosmopolitan celebrity under the name of Punch.

There were books all round the room, and one of those whirligig square book-cases.

It is so dark I can't tell which way she is swinging till she is coming around like a whirligig.'

This little bubble is held there by tiny hairs, and because whirligig has it, it can breathe while it stays under the water.

"Aunty Maggy's Whirligig" could be enjoyed on payment of an old pair of boots, a collection of rags, or the like.


On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whirligig, such as: spinning, whirling, encircling, gyral, gyratory, and revolving.

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