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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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Don't miss the deviled eggs ($4.95), topped with a curlicue of fried tapioca, and be sure to ask for Daily Bird's home fries.
(3) This presentation is known as the "curlicue" sign and is pathognomonic for ureterosciatic hernia.
She'd make coffee that she'd serve in her rose-colored Fiesta mugs with the curlicue handles.
Front-end lift is reduced by the gill-like Curlicue which releases high-pressure air from inside the wheel arch via a concealed vent within the redesigned side-strake.
It resembles some kind of industrial ivy, with each twist and curlicue adding to its efficiency as a heater.
Visually the Volante features a striking singlepiece aluminium bonnet and innovative "Curlicue" aerodynamic feature from the DB11 Coupe, combined with new wood or carbon fibre veneer panels on the seat backs, a tailored fabric hood and ultraslim tail lights giving the convertible a stunning sporting look.
Visually the Volante features a striking single-piece aluminium bonnet and innovative "Curlicue" aerodynamic feature from the DB11 Coupe, combined with new wood or carbon fibre veneer panels on the seat backs, a tailored fabric hood and ultra-slim tail lights giving the convertible a stunning sporting look.
By definition, a curlicue is a fancy twist or curl, composed from a series of concentric circles.
He dead-heated with Curlicue - who was ridden by the great Lester Piggott - in the five-furlong sprint, the Thursby Selling Plate.
his beard, pasting dark curlicue whiskers into text that mocked a mullah
It has a straight, flexible hose, unlike those frustrating curlicue kinds.
At other moments, Mac Low is able to suspend multiple vocabularies within a single poetic thrust, as in Number 114 ("Root & Branches Sensibly Old-Fashioned"): "insistent on scattering networking clumps over curlicue surfaces swathed in cinnamon / sophism foundering in data." This line fuses voluptuous organicism with technophilia, producing heteroglot descriptions that have a certain intuitiveness despite not existing in time and space (networks don't have clumps, and surfaces can't really form curlicues).