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
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.
Constand, an athletic six-footer with colorful arm tattoos and a wild mane of brown curly hair, is the only Cosby accuser whose complaint has led to criminal charges.
The offenders are described as a white man wearing black pants, white shirt and with a tattoo on his left shoulder; a white man carrying a black backpack; and a white female with curly brown hair, white shirt and jeans.
And his students – curly blonde boys and gray-haired men — were there to testify to his magic in the cool, blue water.
A group of us (roughly a dozen, mostly Europeans) gathered and greeted our tour guide, Gustavo, and his son, both with matching curly hair.
For example, a right parenthesis is more popular than a left one, at least by a small amount, as compared to curly brackets and straight brackets.
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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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