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curl·i·cue

also curl·y·cue  (kûr′lĭ-kyo͞o′)
n.
A fancy twist or curl, such as a flourish made with a pen.

[curly + cue, tail, and possibly cue.]

curl′i·cued adj.

curlicue

(ˈkɜːlɪˌkjuː)
n
an intricate ornamental curl or twist
[C19: from curly + cue2]

curl•i•cue

or cur•ly•cue

(ˈkɜr lɪˌkyu)

n.
an ornamental, fancy curl or twist, as in a signature.
[1835–45; curly + cue2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curlicue - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)curlicue - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
verticil - a whorl of leaves growing around a stem
2.curlicue - a short twisting linecurlicue - a short twisting line    
line - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
Translations

curlicue

[ˈkɜːlɪkjuː] Nfloritura f, floreo m

curlicue

[ˈkɜːrlikjuː] n (= decorative twist) → fioriture f

curlicue

nSchnörkel m
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