whirling

whirling
noun
the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
Syn: ↑gyration
Derivationally related forms: ↑whirl, ↑gyrate (for: ↑gyration)
Hypernyms: ↑rotation, ↑rotary motion

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  • Whirling Dervishes — noun Sufis of an ascetic order whose ritual religious observances involve mystical poetry of Mevlana (Jelaleddin al Rumi, sometimes called Rumi popularly), music, and a whirling dance. Centered in Turkey but widespread internationally. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

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