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1. curly

adjective. ['ˈkɝːli'] (of hair) having curls or waves.

Synonyms

  • crisp
  • waviness
  • ringleted
  • curling
  • wavy
  • permed
  • curliness
  • nappy
  • curled
  • frizzly
  • kinky

Antonyms

  • straightness
  • unfold
  • hot
  • prolix

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • curl (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Curly

  • mccurley
  • whirley
  • wherley
  • brearley
  • akerley
  • adderley
  • worley
  • werley
  • verley
  • turley
  • surly
  • shurley
  • shirlie
  • shirley
  • shirlee
  • sherley
  • perley
  • pearly
  • murley
  • kirley
  • kerley
  • kearley
  • hurly
  • hurley
  • gurley
  • girlie
  • durley
  • curley
  • cearley
  • burly

How do you pronounce curly?

Pronounce curly as ˈkərli.

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Example sentences of the word curly


1. Adjective
Tiger maple wood is also known as curly maple, flame maple and fiddleback maple.

2. Adverb
People use keratin treatments to transform coarse, curly hair into smooth, wavy locks.

Quotes containing the word curly


1. Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!
- Roald Dahl

2. He won't be one of those girlishly pretty men with curly gold hair...He'll be dark, dangerous, too. Brave, certainly, but not without flaws. I like my heroes human.
- Nora Roberts, Enchanted

2. curly-grained

adjective. of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel.

Synonyms

  • cross-grained
  • wavy-grained

Antonyms

  • variability
  • unevenness
  • smooth

3. curly-leaved

adjective. having curly leaves.

Synonyms

  • curly-leafed

Antonyms

  • aphyllous
  • defoliate

4. curly-leafed

adjective. having curly leaves.

Synonyms

  • curly-leaved

Antonyms

  • aphyllous
  • defoliate

5. curly-haired

adjective. covered with curly hair.

Synonyms

  • hairy
  • hirsute
  • haired

Antonyms

  • unalarming
  • depilous
  • glabrescent
  • naked-tailed

6. curly-coated

adjective. covered with curly hair.

Synonyms

  • curly-haired
  • hirsute
  • haired

Antonyms

  • unalarming
  • depilous
  • glabrescent
  • naked-tailed

7. curly-heads

noun. shrubby clematis of the eastern United States having curly foliage.

Synonyms

  • clematis

8. curly-coated_retriever

noun. an English breed having a tightly curled black or liver-colored coat; retrieves game from land or water.

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