Definition of twizzle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtwɪz(ə)l/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

informal or dialect


Spin or cause to spin around.
Example sentences
  • He thoughtfully twizzled his thinning grey beard and fell silent for a long time. A very long time.
  • With all those heads twizzling by and all manner of human flotsam and jetsam floating by it is often impossible to keep your finger on the pulse of things.
  • He twizzled about in his chair and fished a bulky brown envelope, waving it victoriously as he turned back around.


A twisting or spinning movement.
Example sentences
  • The team moved into the Charleston rhythm with a midline (not touching) step sequence which was fast and and contained lots of turns and twizzles throughout.
  • The reigning Four Continents champions also executed a serpentine lift followed by synchronized twizzles, two curve lifts (one in combination with a rotational lift), a spirited diagonal step sequence, and a nice rotational lift.
  • The European bronze medalist impressed the crowd with innovative lifts and fast twizzles, scoring 45.90 points for their elements, improving significantly on their previous personal best of 39.60 points.


Late 18th century: probably imitative, influenced by twist.

Words that rhyme with twizzle

chisel, drizzle, fizzle, frizzle, grizzle, mizzle, sizzle, swizzle

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Line breaks: twiz¦zle

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