PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
spiral

Plural
spirals

 
A spiral shape
 
Three lollipops with spiral shapes
  1. A spiral is a shape that has a curve that curves closer and closer to a point until it stops..

VerbEdit

Plain form
spiral

Third-person singular
spirals

Past tense
spiraled

Past participle
spiraled

Present participle
spiraling

Plain form
spiral

Third-person singular
spirals

Past tense
spiralled

Past participle
spiralled

Present participle
spiralling

  1. (transitive) If something is spirals, it moves along the path of a spiral or helix.
    The falling leaves spiraled down from the tree.
  2. (figurative) (transitive) If something spirals, it increases or decreases dramatically.
    Her debts were spiraling out of control.