2. Adjective. prone to twiddle, prone to idly play with things using the fingers. ¹
3. Adjective. in music, having a rapid series of musical notes. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Twiddly
1. having many turns [adj -DLIER, -DLIEST]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twiddly
Literary usage of Twiddly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Education in Health by Enoch George Payne, Harris Teachers College, Harris teachers' college, St. Louis (1921)
"twiddly — Oh, Santa Claus, how late you are! Has anything happened? ... twiddly — No, they didn't, Santa Claus. They wanted so much to be able to tell you ..."
2. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley (1922)
"... why I'm going to Sing in op'ra, sing in op'ra, Sing in op-pop-pop-pop-popera." And then the little twiddly bit of accompaniment at the end: "ra-ra. ..."
3. The Burden of the Balkans by Mary Edith Durham. (1905)
"... and dated from the time of Sultan Mahmoud, the present Sultan's grandfather, said the Police Commissary who read the twiddly inscription for me. ..."
4. Ireland by Jenny Rees (2000)
"... in 1838 and given a bright new white front and architectural twiddly bits painted in red by Michael and Geraldine Rosney, who took it over in 1992. ..."
5. Orthodox London: Or Phases of Religious Life in the Church of England by Charles Maurice Davies (1873)
"... all arms and legs, to do the twiddly wreaths on the top of the gas-burners. She is now a grizzled spinster, promoted to the glorification of the pulpit, ..."