From curly + cue.
Wikipedia curlicue (plural curlicues)
- A fancy twisting or curling shape made from a series of concentric circles.
curlicue (third-person singular simple present curlicues, present participle curlicuing, simple past and past participle curlicued)
- (transitive and intransitive) To make or adorn (something) with curlicues, or as if with curlicues
- 2007 October 15, The New York Times, “New CDs”, New York Times:
- “Here We Go Again” is the gentlest kiss-off imaginable, with strings and harp and curlicued guitars cushioning Ms. Stone’s farewell […]