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gyration

Syllabification: gy·ra·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌjīˈrāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of gyration in English:

noun

(usually gyrations)
A rapid movement in a circle or spiral; a whirling motion: the gyrations of the dancers' arms and legs
More example sentences
  • Instead he's playing to the girl's movements, creating an intricate pulsation of beats and cycles, hypnotized by every twirl and gyration.
  • The high-speed gyrations and shrieking monkeys have been completely eliminated, with a soporific aura of mystique and discovery permeating the recording instead.
  • This truly dynamic duo of old-school, street style, hip-hop lyricists from Pittsburgh rocked the house with a nickel bag of attitude and lunatic gyrations to spare.

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