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curl·y

 (kûr′lē)
adj. curl·i·er, curl·i·est
1. Having curls.
2. Having the tendency to curl.
3. Having a wavy grain: curly maple wood.

curl′i·ly adv.
curl′i·ness n.

curly

(ˈkɜːlɪ)
adj, curlier or curliest
1. tending to curl; curling
2. having curls
3. (Forestry) (of timber) having irregular curves or waves in the grain
4. Austral and NZ difficult to counter or answer: a curly question.
ˈcurliness n

curl•y

(ˈkɜr li)

adj. curl•i•er, curl•i•est.
1. curling or tending to curl: curly hair.
2. having curls.
3. (of wood) having a grain with a rippled or undulating appearance: curly maple.
[1720–30]
curl′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.curly - (of hair) having curls or waves; "they envied her naturally curly hair"
straight - (of hair) having no waves or curls; "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"

curly

adjective wavy, waved, curled, curling, fuzzy, kinky, permed, corkscrew, crimped, frizzy She had curly dark hair and black eyes.
Translations
أجْعَد، مُتَجَعِّدمُجَمَّد
kadeřavýkudrnatý
krøllet
kihara
kovrčav
liîaîur, krullaîur
巻き毛の
곱슬머리의
kodrast
lockig
หยักศก ที่เป็นลอน
xoăn

curly

[ˈkɜːlɪ] ADJ (curlier (compar) (curliest (superl))) [hair, eyelashes, lettuce] → rizado; [writing] → de trazo ondulado, lleno de florituras

curly

[ˈkɜːrli] adj [hair] → bouclé(e); (tightly curled)frisé(e)curly-haired [ˌkɜːrliˈhɛərd] adjaux cheveux bouclés; (with tight curls)aux cheveux friséscurly lettuce nlaitue f frisée

curly

adj (+er) hairlockig; (tighter) → kraus; tailgeringelt; lettucekraus; leafgewellt; pattern, writingverschnörkelt; she was much curlierihr Haar war viel lockiger
n (inf, = person) → Krauskopf m

curly

:
curly bracket
curly-haired
adjlockig, lockenköpfig; (tighter) → krausköpfig
curly-head
n (inf)Lockenkopf m; (tighter) → Krauskopf m
curly-headed

curly

[ˈkɜːlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → riccio/a, ricciuto/a; (eyelashes) → ricurvo/a

curl

(kəːl) verb
1. to twist or turn (especially hair) into small coils or rolls. My hair curls easily.
2. (sometimes with up) to move in curves; to bend or roll. The paper curled (up) at the edges.
noun
1. a coil of hair etc.
2. the quality of being curled. My hair has very little curl in it.
ˈcurler noun
an object round which hair is rolled to make it curl, fastened in the hair.
ˈcurly adjective
curly hair.
ˈcurliness noun
curl up
to move or roll into a position or shape. The hedgehog curled (itself) up into a ball.

curly

مُجَمَّد kudrnatý krøllet lockig κατσαρός rizado kihara frisé kovrčav riccio 巻き毛の 곱슬머리의 krullend krøllet kręcony cacheado, encaracolado курчавый lockig หยักศก ที่เป็นลอน kıvırcık xoăn 卷曲的
References in classic literature ?
The farm hand, a young fellow with black curly hair, had come for her somewhat late on that Friday evening and they drove home in the darkness.
There was the flash of a red shirt vanishing in an adjacent doorway; the fading apparition of a pair of high boots and blue overalls in another; the abrupt withdrawal of a curly blond head from a sashless window over the way.
He was clad rather shabbily (but, as it seemed, more owing to his mother's carelessness than his father's poverty), in a blue apron, very wide and short trousers, shoes somewhat out at the toes, and a chip hat, with the frizzles of his curly hair sticking through its crevices.
He was broad-shouldered and double-jointed, with short curly black hair, and a bluff but not unpleasant countenance, having a mingled air of fun and arrogance From his Herculean frame and great powers of limb he had received the nickname of BROM BONES, by which he was universally known.
The child came up, and the master patted the curly head, and chucked him under the chin.
When I'm old enough to earn money, I'm going to have a dress like this leaf, all ruby color--thin, you know, with a sweeping train and ruffly, curly edges; then I think I'll have a brown sash like the trunk of the tree, and where could I be green?
Her hair was like curly silk and she had a delicate little nose which seemed to be disdaining things, and she had large laughing eyes.
His brown eye twinkled, his green eye twinkled, his curly lips smiled sweetly.
Copperfield objected to my threes and fives being too much like each other, or to my putting curly tails to my sevens and nines,' resumed my mother in another burst, and breaking down again.
The shape of the letters on my father's, gave me an odd idea that he was a square, stout, dark man, with curly black hair.
Such a man was not likely to neglect the clue of the tinder-box, and an inquiry was set on foot concerning a pedlar, name unknown, with curly black hair and a foreign complexion, carrying a box of cutlery and jewellery, and wearing large rings in his ears.
At the same moment the stage buzzed with a new sound and, amid a crowd of men in evening-dress, all talking and gesticulating together, appeared a man who seemed very calm and displayed a pleasant face, all pink and chubby-cheeked, crowned with curly hair and lit up by a pair of wonderfully serene blue eyes.