HyperDic: contortion

English > 2 senses of the word contortion:
NOUNactcontortion, deformationthe act of twisting or deforming the shape / shape of something (e.g., yourself)
shapecontortion, tortuosity, tortuousness, torsion, crookednessa tortuous and twisted shape or position
contortion > pronunciation
Soundskahntao'rshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > contortion: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of twisting or deforming the shape / shape of something (e.g., yourself).
Synonymdeformation
Broaderchange of shapeAn action / action that changes the shape / shape of something
Spanishcontorsión, deformación
Catalancontorsió, deformació
Nounscontortionistan acrobat able to twist into unusual positions
Verbscontorttwist and press out of shape
English > contortion: 2 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA tortuous and twisted shape or position.
Example "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"
Synonymstortuosity, tortuousness, torsion, crookedness
Broaderdistorted shape, distortionA shape resulting from distortion
Spanishtorsión, tortuosidad
Catalantorsió
Nounscontortionistan acrobat able to twist into unusual positions
Verbscontorttwist and press out of shape

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