1. vortex

noun. ['ˈvɔrtɛks'] the shape of something rotating rapidly.


  • whirl
  • swirl
  • round shape

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Words that Rhyme with Vortex

  • cortex

Example sentences of the word vortex

1. Noun, singular or mass
How did you hold up during last week's record-setting polar vortex?

Quotes containing the word vortex

1. Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and fall into a vortex, as she expressed it, writing away at her novel with all her heart and soul, for till that was finished she could find no peace.
- Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

2. I love deeply. I love long. I love wide and high. That's right, my love is interdimensional, and my vortex will heal your body and soul.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. I, while the gods laugh, the world's vortex am;Maelström of passions in that hidden seaWhose waves of all-time lap the coasts of me;And in small compass the dark waters cram.- I, While the Gods Laugh, the World's Vortex Am
- Mervyn Peake, Collected Poems

2. vortex

noun. ['ˈvɔrtɛks'] a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides).


  • stream
  • current
  • maelstrom
  • Charybdis


  • old
  • nonmodern
  • noncurrent
  • stand still