What is the difference between swirl and whirl?

what is the difference in meaning?

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  • S.K.
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Swirl implies a blending of two similar substances or a mixing action which could blend them if they were there. You can swirl two flavors of soft-serve ice cream, or your head can swirl when you're quite surprised.

    Whirl implies a more rapid stirring motion without the implication of blending. Your head can be in a whirl, or a dust devil can whirl across a field. Whirl is faster.

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