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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)

    A piece or lock of curling hair; a ringlet.

    Antonyms:
    extension

  2. curl(noun)

    A curved stroke or shape.

    Synonyms:
    ringlet

  3. curl(noun)

    A spin making the trajectory of an object curve.

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

    Antonyms:
    uncoil, straighten, unroll

  4. curl(noun)

    Movement of a moving rock away from a straight line.

    Synonyms:
    roll up, coil

    Antonyms:
    uncoil, unroll, straighten

  5. curl(verb)

    Synonyms:
    curve, spiral

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    loop, snuggle, corel, buckle, cuddle

How to pronounce curl?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say curl in sign language?

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