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curly

adjective \ˈkər-lē\

: having curls

: formed into a round shape

curl·i·ercurl·i·est

Full Definition of CURLY

1
:  tending to curl; also :  having curls <curly hair>
2
:  having the grain composed of fibers that undulate without crossing and that often form alternating light and dark lines <curly maple>
curl·i·ness noun

Examples of CURLY

  1. She has curly hair and blue eyes.
  2. The dog's tail is curly.

First Known Use of CURLY

1598

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CURLY Defined for Kids

curly

adjective \ˈkər-lē\
curl·i·ercurl·i·est

Definition of CURLY for Kids

1
:  having coils <curly hair>
2
:  having a curved shape <a curly tail>
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