contortion meaning

Pronunciation:   "contortion" in a sentence
Noun: contortion  kun'torshun
  1. The act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
    - deformation 
  2. A tortuous and twisted shape or position
    "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"
    - tortuosity, tortuousness, torsion, crookedness

Derived forms: contortions

See also: contort, contortionist

Type of: change of shape, distorted shape, distortion

Encyclopedia: Contortion


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  1. the acrobat went through various contortions.
  2. they are obliged to resort to the most ingenious contortions and combinations.
  3. he tried to guess how the strata behaved at the time the contortions formed.
  4. this sentence was spoken with the bitterness of self-upbraiding, and a contortion of visage absolutely demoniacal.
  5. their bodily gyrations and contortions fascinated him

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