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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. curlnoun

    Antonyms:
    extension

  2. curlnoun

    To cause to move in a curve.

    Synonyms:
    ringlet

  3. curlverb

    To make into a curl or spiral.

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

    Antonyms:
    uncoil, straighten, unroll

  4. curlverb

    To assume the shape of a curl or spiral.

    Synonyms:
    coil, roll up

    Antonyms:
    unroll, straighten, uncoil

  5. curlverb

    To move in curves.

    Synonyms:
    curve, spiral

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scrollnoun

    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, whorlverb

    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, kinkverb

    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 inverb

    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, curlverb

    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, waveverb

    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. curlverb

    play the Scottish game of curling

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

Editors Contribution2.0 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. curlnoun

    Synonyms:
    ringlet

  2. curlnoun

    Synonyms:
    sinuosity, undulation, flexure, wave

  3. curlverb

    Synonyms:
    crisp, turn in ringlets

  4. curlverb

    Synonyms:
    writhe, wind, twist

  5. curlverb

    Synonyms:
    raise in waves

  6. curlverb

    Synonyms:
    be bent into curls or waves

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. curlnoun

    Synonyms:
    ringlet, kink, toupet

  2. curlverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "curl":

    loop, snuggle, corel, buckle, cuddle

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How to use curl in a sentence?

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    caffeine fixture, liquid buzz, kinda makes the juices curl inside and out like having a pair of powdery legs wrapped tightly around your neck – strong and just a little wicked

  2. Christopher Robin Miller:

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. Good Foodie founder Yumna Jawad:

    That said, you could get away with just cutting in half instead of in quarters but they will curl less that way.


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