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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Informally: a tornado or cyclone; Also, preceded by "tongue": A word or group of words difficult to articulate rapidly as in Shall she sell seashells?

Usage examples (39)
  • Can you repeat the tongue twister without stuttering and stammering?
  • Among those who died in the twister were a mother and her 4-year-old son.
  • LONG: Witnesses say the twister was a half-mile wide, perhaps even bigger.
  • The story is called "The Immortal" and it's an amazing work of literature and it's a brain twister. for more
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