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\
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Definition of tourbillion
1 : whirlwind 1
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.