Origin of contortion
OTHER WORDS FROM contortioncon·tor·tion·al, adjectivecon·tor·tioned, adjectiveun·con·tor·tioned, adjective
How to use contortion in a sentence
In his younger years, he was a part of the No Wave scene, playing with the visionary James Chance and the Contortions.A Sax Player, Then a Suspect After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Act|Michael Daly|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Expect some fanciful linguistic contortions when asked whether or not this is, in fact, a “coup?”
Among the many ironies amid the ruins of that era is the current contortions of the Republican frontrunner.Why the Right Turned Its Back on the Individual Mandate|John Avlon|March 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Otherwise rational leaders must now resort to the very verbal contortions voters despise.
The irony is thick, and the intellectual contortions involved in some of this hurt my head.
Then the trio made the wood ring with shouts of merriment, and threw themselves into inimitable contortions.Papers from Overlook-House|Casper Almore
With strange contortions of the body and writhings of the face his form came upright, the arm still reaching.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
Their gestures and violent contortions of countenance resembled the frantic ravings of Bedlamites.
The moth cleared the opening, and with many wabblings and contortions climbed up the tree.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
Swartzman recited Poe's Black Cat, with gestures and facial contortions that were terrifying.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp