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How to Pronounce whorl?

Correct pronunciation for the word "whorl" is [wˈɔːl], [wˈɔːl], [w_ˈɔː_l].

What are the misspellings for whorl?

"Whorl" in context

A whorl is a type of fingerprint found in all ten fingers of a person. It is characterized by a circular pattern which includes ridges arranged around a central point. The ridges are curved, and are made up of a series of concentric circles. The pattern is unique and often changes slightly as you age. It is used as a means to identify individuals since it is considered to be one of the most reliable methods of doing so.

Whorls are usually classified into two categories: plain and accidental. Plain whorls feature a central point surrounded by concentric ridges, however accidental whorls have no central point.

What are similar-sounding words for whorl?

Usage over time for whorl:

This graph shows how "whorl" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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