curl·​ing ˈkər-liŋ How to pronounce curling (audio)
: a game in which two teams of four players each slide curling stones over a stretch of ice toward a target circle

Examples of curling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The curling of the jet stream — an atmospheric stream of fast-moving air with speeds over 100 mph that travels thousands of miles — over the Pacific Ocean has triggered recent shifts in California’s spring weather patterns. Gerry Díaz, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 June 2023 Settling it on his right foot with plenty of space in the middle of the field, Evander struck a curling beauty with pace into the top corner of goal to the keeper’s left. oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2023 They can easily be achieved with this pretty curling set from Kitsch. Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 25 Aug. 2023 From the left side of the top of the 18-yard box, Vazquez received the ball and pushed it towards his right foot which in turn sent a curling, powerful ball past the keeper. Landon Bartlett, The Enquirer, 28 July 2023 Luckily for those of us trying to get the twins to their bassoon lesson, the neighbor's kid to curling practice, and Grandpa to his ceramics class, sensible and useful machines such as the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Grand Highlander put a smaller dent in the wallet than McLarens and Koenigseggs. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 30 Aug. 2023 Portland remained a threat with the ball at its feet, including a curling shot in the 83rd minute by Sugita. oregonlive, 27 Aug. 2023 My wavy hair got more use out of the curling barrels, oval brush and diffuser. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 23 Aug. 2023 As one of the most popular mascaras, this pick earned top scores in our Beauty Lab tests for lengthening, volumizing and curling lashes — all for under $10. Samantha Jones, Good Housekeeping, 18 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of curling was in 1620

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Cite this Entry

“Curling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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curl·​ing ˈkər-liŋ How to pronounce curling (audio)
: a game in which two teams of four players slide special stones over ice toward a target circle
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