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ˈʰwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-whirl·wind

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whirlwindnoun

    a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth

Wiktionary

  1. whirlwindnoun

    A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion.

  2. whirlwindnoun

    A person or body of objects or events sweeping violently onward.

  3. whirlwindadjective

    Rapid and minimal: a whirlwind tour, a whirlwind guide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whirlwindnoun

    a violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. hvirfilvindr, Sw. hvirfvelvind, Dan. hvirvelvind, G. wirbelwind. See Whirl, and Wind, n.]

  2. Whirlwindnoun

    fig.: A body of objects sweeping violently onward

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. hvirfilvindr, Sw. hvirfvelvind, Dan. hvirvelvind, G. wirbelwind. See Whirl, and Wind, n.]

Freebase

  1. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. whirlwind

    A revolving current of wind of small diameter that rises suddenly, but is soon spent.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whirlwind in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whirlwind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of whirlwind in a Sentence

  1. Dante Alighieri:

    There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind.

  2. Lori Lightfoot:

    These past 11 months have been a whirlwind for our entire city, pushing us to limits countless times. We’ve lost jobs, we’ve lost loved ones… We have all been on a nonstop emotional rollercoaster that we have individually and collectively tried to navigate.

  3. George Haswani:

    I don’t know what other companies are registered by this Cypriot company, five or three or 70 or more, it is a fabricated media whirlwind.

  4. Nkoya Thabane Hlaele:

    When the wedding had happened, my mother had died. It was a whirlwind. It was surreal -- it was like I was watching a movie.

  5. Dana Vollmer:

    It’s been a whirlwind, it’s been crazy and it’s also been the most rewarding time of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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