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Synonyms for curl
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll(noun)

    a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

    Synonyms:
    scroll, curlicue, bankroll, pealing, cast, helix, coil, paradiddle, rolling wave, drum roll, peal, ringlet butterfly, axial rotation, roll, volute, spiral, ringlet, roster, bowl, squiggle, lock, axial motion, whorl, gyre, rolling, roller, bun

  2. Curl, Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr.(noun)

    American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)

    Synonyms:
    roll, gyre, coil, lock, ringlet, curlicue, whorl, scroll

  3. lock, curl, ringlet, whorl(verb)

    a strand or cluster of hair

    Synonyms:
    roll, gyre, ringlet butterfly, volute, coil, lock, ignition lock, ringlet, helix, curlicue, spiral, lock chamber, whorl, scroll

  4. curl, curve, kink(verb)

    form a curl, curve, or kink

    "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

    Synonyms:
    wave, arc, curl up, sheer, slew, loop, twist, slue, frizz, arch, crimp, cut, swerve, wind, crape, trend, kink up, coil, curve, kink, crook, frizzle, veer, draw in

  5. curl up, curl, draw in(verb)

    shape one's body into a curl

    "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in"

    Synonyms:
    wave, curl up, retract, loop, coil, draw, move in, pull in, suck in, pull, curve, kink, get in, attract, close in, draw in

  6. coil, loop, curl(verb)

    wind around something in coils or loops

    Synonyms:
    kink, hand-build, handbuild, coil, intertwine, loop, curl up, draw in, wave, spiral, gyrate, curve

  7. curl, wave(verb)

    twist or roll into coils or ringlets

    "curl my hair, please"

    Synonyms:
    kink, undulate, brandish, coil, roll, curl up, draw in, wave, beckon, flap, loop, curve, flourish

  8. curl(verb)

    play the Scottish game of curling

    Synonyms:
    draw in, curl up, kink, wave, loop, coil, curve

Wiktionary

  1. curl(noun)

    Antonyms:
    extension

  2. curl(noun)

    To cause to move in a curve.

    Synonyms:
    ringlet

  3. curl(verb)

    To make into a curl or spiral.

    Synonyms:
    flourish, loop, curve, spiral, curlicue, coil, arch, roll up

    Antonyms:
    uncoil, straighten, unroll

  4. curl(verb)

    To assume the shape of a curl or spiral.

    Synonyms:
    roll up, coil

    Antonyms:
    uncoil, unroll, straighten

  5. curl(verb)

    To move in curves.

    Synonyms:
    curve, spiral

Editors Contribution

  1. calamistration

    the formal term of curling hair.

    i believed, calamistration is better than rebond.

    Submitted by namishanaia143 on October 5, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. curl(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ringlet

  2. curl(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sinuosity, undulation, flexure, wave

  3. curl(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    crisp, turn in ringlets

  4. curl(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    writhe, wind, twist

  5. curl(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    raise in waves

  6. curl(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be bent into curls or waves

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. curl(n)

    Synonyms:
    ringlet, kink, toupet

  2. curl(v)

    Synonyms:
    crisp, crimp, crape, writhe, wreathe, twist, wind

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    loop, snuggle, corel, buckle, cuddle

How to pronounce curl?

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How to say curl in sign language?

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How to use curl in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Melvoin:

    Rain usually makes me feel mellow. Curl up in the corner time, slow down, smell the furniture. Today it just makes me feel wet.

  2. Raymond Chandler:

    There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen.

  3. Christopher Robin Miller:

    That's a hint of a whisper of a curl.

  4. Marilyn Monroe:

    A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    As I noted, Heidi and I, we have two little girls. I'm very glad we don't have 17, and it's a great example when the war on women came up, Republicans would curl up in a ball, they'd say, 'Don't hurt me.' Jiminy Cricket!


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