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1. curlicue

noun. ['ˈkɝːˌlɪkjuː'] a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).

Synonyms

  • coil
  • gyre
  • scroll
  • verticil
  • round shape
  • whorl
  • curl
  • ringlet
  • calyx
  • roll

Antonyms

  • repel
  • stay in place
  • malfunction
  • stand still

Etymology

  • cue (English)
  • curly (English)
  • -y (English)

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2. curlicue

noun. ['ˈkɝːˌlɪkjuː'] a short twisting line.

Synonyms

  • squiggle

Antonyms

  • uncoil
  • unbend

Etymology

  • cue (English)
  • curly (English)
  • -y (English)

Sentences with curlicue


1. Noun, singular or mass
Few would call him poetry in motion, but an English bulldog's waddle, wrinkled face and curlicue tail may bring on a case of puppy love at first sight.

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