Definitions For Spiral


  • Flying downward in a helical path with a large radius
  • A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
  • Ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
  • A continuously accelerating change in the economy
  • A plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
  • A curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle


  • To wind or move in a spiral course
  • Move in a spiral or zigzag course
  • Form a spiral
  • A circular curving line that goes around a central point while getting closer to or farther away from it
  • A situation in which something continuously increases, decreases, or gets worse
  • A kick or throw in which the ball spins while moving through the air
  • To move in a circle around a central point while getting closer to or farther away from it : to move in a spiral
  • To greatly increase, decrease, or get worse in a continuous and usually fast and uncontrolled way


  • In the shape of a coil

Is Spiral a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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Words with Friends

The word Spiral is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Spiral in a Sentence

  • A spiral staircase takes visitors up into the Statue of Liberty
  • The glider flew in a wide spiral over the field.
  • The quarterback threw a tight spiral to the receiver.
  • Smoke spiraled up from the chimney.
  • The airplane spiraled to the ground and crashed.
  • The unemployment rate has been spiraling upward.

Synonyms for Spiral

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