curlicue

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From curly +‎ cue.

Noun[edit]

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curlicue (plural curlicues)

  1. A fancy twisting or curling shape made from a series of concentric circles.

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curlicue (third-person singular simple present curlicues, present participle curlicuing, simple past and past participle curlicued)

  1. (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 []