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curlicue

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noun cur·li·cue \ˈkər-lē-ˌkyü, -li-\

Definition of curlicue

  1. :  a fancifully curved or spiral figure :  flourish

Examples of curlicue in a sentence

  1. Curlicues were carved into the wood.

Variants of curlicue

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curlycue

Origin and Etymology of curlicue

curly + cue a braid of hair


First Known Use: 1843


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curlicue

verb cur·li·cue

Definition of curlicue

curlicued

curlicuing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to form curlicues

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to embellish with curlicues

1844

First Known Use of curlicue

1844


CURLICUE Defined for English Language Learners

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curlicue

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noun cur·li·cue \ˈkər-lē-ˌkyü, -li-\

Definition of curlicue for English Language Learners

  • : a decoratively curved line or shape


CURLICUE Defined for Kids

curlicue

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noun cur·li·cue \ˈkər-li-ˌkyü\

Definition of curlicue for Students

  1. :  a fancy shape having curves in it


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