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3 definitions found
 for curlicue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  curlicue \curl"i*cue\ (k?rl"?-k?), n. [Cf. F. caracole.]
     Some thing curled or spiral, as a flourish made with a pen on
     paper, or with skates on the ice; a trick; a frolicsome
     caper. [Sometimes written curlycue or carlicue.] [
     Colloq. U.S.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  curlicue
      n 1: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as
           formed by leaves or flower petals) [syn: coil, whorl,
           roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll]
      2: a short twisting line [syn: squiggle, curlicue]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "curlicue":
     cirrus, coil, corkscrew, curl, evolute, gyre, helix, involute,
     kink, ringlet, roll, screw, scroll, spiral, swirl, tendril, twirl,
     twist, volute, volution, vortex, whirl, whorl
  
  

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