Meaning of contortion in English:


Pronunciation /kənˈtɔːʃn/

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Translate contortion into Spanish


  • 1A twisted or bent condition, state, or form.

    • ‘their facial contortions are hilarious’
    1. 1.1A thing that is complex and difficult to follow as a result of being deliberately distorted.
      • ‘officials performed linguistic contortions trying to avoid a definitive answer’
  • 2mass noun The skill of twisting and bending one's body into strange and unnatural positions, as a form of entertainment

    • ‘she has been performing contortion internationally for twelve years’