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
Examples of curly in a Sentence
She has curly hair and blue eyes.
The dog's tail is curly.
Recent Examples of curly from the Web
Served with a side of just-greasy-enough curly fries, the inventive mashup works as a breakfast, lunch or dinner stand-in.
A man who you would've sworn was Tommy Chong, if not for his impressive 'chops and curly hair, started talking to a local couple over a beer.
Junior Lincoln Henzman and Senior Jake Sparger opted for a pop of red while sophomore Devin Mann, known for his curly locks, decided to get corn rows.
LaVar says Melo, with his curly blond hair and highlight-reel game, has the most star power.
Brimming with curly noodles and seared pork belly, the velvety daikoku ramen has bookended many a downtown bar crawl.
Hannah had long, curly hair that had never been cut, Aldaz said, and liked Tinkerbell, fairies and Rapunzel.
Five minutes before train-time a young giant with black, curly hair, brown eyes, and a heavy chin, patently clad in his Sunday best, strode bashfully into the station and set his suitcase down on my toes. ‘
The little curly-haired girl seemed to be well-fed and cared for, but the caseworker cited drugs in the home and alleged domestic violence in deciding that Devani would be safer, at least temporarily, in foster care.
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First Known Use of curly
CURLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of curly for English Language Learners
: having curls
: formed into a round shape
CURLY Defined for Kids
Definition of curly for Students
1 : having coils curly hair
2 : having a curved shape a curly tail
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