tournoyer

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tournoyer

  1. (intransitive) (of smoke, leaves, snow flakes) to whirl, to swirl
  2. (intransitive) (of water) to eddy, to swirl
  3. (intransitive) (of danser) to whirl, to swirl, to twirl, to whirl round, to swirl round, to twirl round
  4. (intransitive) (of a bird) to circle, to circle round, to wheel

faire tournoyer

  1. (transitive) to twirl, to swing (e.g. a lasso)

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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