Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: contortion
IPA transcription: [kənt'ɔɹʃən]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: contortion, deformation
    Meaning: the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
  • Synonyms: tortuosity, tortuousness, torsion, contortion, crookedness
    Meaning: a tortuous and twisted shape or position; "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"
Usage examples
  • A swift muscular contortion made the left shoulder strike the ground first.