Definition of contortion in US English:

contortion

noun

  • See contort

    • ‘I've known yoga instructors who couldn't put themselves through these kind of contortions.’
    • ‘Piper's work gets inside the mentality of today's risk culture, and captures the crazy contortions that sensible people are ending up in.’
    • ‘But again, this leads him into some strange contortions.’
    • ‘His ideological contortions have twisted his internationalism beyond all recognition.’
    • ‘Yet such contortions were the standard liberal response to the revolt.’

Pronunciation

contortion

/kənˈtôrSHən/