Word of the Day: Tourbillion

Since receiving a Word A Day Calendar, I've decided to write a short something including my new word each day.

noun tour·bil·lion \tu̇r-ˈbil-yən\

Popularity: Bottom 30% of words

Definition of tourbillion

  1. 1whirlwind 1

  2. 2 :  a vortex especially of a whirlwind or whirlpool

The cat standing on it's hind legs is transfixed by the tourbillion of the front loading washing machine.