Meaning of “whirlwind” in the English Dictionary

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whirlwindnoun [ C ]

us /ˈhwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-/

whirlwind noun [ C ] (STORM)

a storm with strong winds that move in a circle

People sometimes use whirlwind to describe a situation that happens suddenly and that is full of lots of quickly changing or confusing activity:

The film created a whirlwind of controversy.

whirlwindadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈhwɜrlˌwɪnd, ˈwɜrl-/

whirlwind adjective [ not gradable ] (HAPPENING QUICKLY)

happening or developing very quickly:

a whirlwind tour

(Definition of “whirlwind” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)