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verb as in crinkle

verb as in encircle

verb as in entwine

verb as in rumple

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Example Sentences

There’s also a correlation between how quickly a star rotates and how much activity is in its corona, the shroud of plasma that wreathes the star.

As the band thrashed away in a flame-wreathed venue, concert attendees could be seen dancing and raising devil horns on screens surrounding the stage.

From Digiday

Then it happened — Harrington, wreathed in Druidic smoke, hoisted his guitar above his head and pickaxed his instrument into the guts of the 12-foot mirror, shattering it into oblivion.

As I looked down the property’s main lawn, Opus 40 framed the majestic Overlook Mountain to the west, its peak wreathed in fog.

Ah, "fools and blind," you little know that you are making a garland of imperishable beauty to wreathe around His brow!

Examples are wreath (with th as in think), but to wreathe (with th as in then); house, but to house (with s pronounced like z).

Fifty paces below, a column of opal smoke had begun to wreathe and stretch a languid flag.

Taking out a little cigarette case, she lights a cigarette, and watches the puff's of smoke wreathe shout her and die away.

Most of such words are verbs, so distinguished from their cognate substantives, as wreathe from wreath.


On this page you'll find 370 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wreathe, such as: convolute, convolve, corkscrew, fold, intertwine, and lap.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.