Definition of curly in English:



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

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