Definition of curly in English:


adjectivecurliest, curlier

  • Made, growing, or arranged in curls or curves.

    ‘my hair is just naturally thick and curly’
    • ‘At the nape of her neck she fastened her ringlets in a curly chignon with a black ribbon.’
    • ‘If you are going to be truly folk, curly long hair and a proud expression are essential.’
    • ‘She pulled back her light brown ringlets into a curly chignon and tied it with a green ribbon.’
    • ‘Her curly hair tinged with pink, she held forth to a room full of excited children.’
    • ‘He spoke in a quiet voice, presented a shag of curly brown hair, and in a crowded room he was unlikely to stand out.’
    • ‘It was too hard for National to figure out how to solve that curly problem in the middle of Auckland.’
    • ‘Make tiny balls of the dough, flatten on the kulkul board and curl to resemble curly shells.’
    • ‘She is described as a white female aged about 60 with a petite build and short brown curly hair.’
    • ‘Kale is a member of the cabbage family and comes in straight and curly leafed varieties.’
    • ‘His hair is dark and crazily curly, but he's much softer looking in the flesh and smiling happily at us all.’
    • ‘She had grey, short, curly hair, and was wearing glasses and a purple coloured jacket.’
    • ‘My booked seat on the train was opposite an attractive woman with tanned skin and long curly blonde hair.’
    • ‘I was leaning on him, resting my chin on his shoulder, his curly grey hair tickling my ear.’
    • ‘There are also hand-woven rugs, paintings and beautifully crafted curly crooks.’
    • ‘She isn't based on herself, she insists, apart from sharing her own red, curly hair.’
    • ‘I don't want to say that it was a frightening situation, but my red nose did get pulled off and my curly orange wig was no more.’
    • ‘The trains go everywhere and there isn't a curly cornbeef sandwich in sight.’
    • ‘This time he was said to be about 40, slim with dark curly hair, and wore dark trousers.’
    • ‘I think Fred loves the taste of these curly fries as much as dislike them.’
    • ‘My hair is slightly curly and looks a mess at the best of times, so no-one has noticed the difference.’
    wavy, curling, curled, crimped, permed, frizzy, frizzed, kinked, kinky, crinkly, fuzzy, corkscrew
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