curly

[kur-lee]
adjective, curlier, curliest.
1.
curling or tending to curl: curly blond hair.
2.
having curls (usually used in combination): curlyheaded.
3.
having a rippled or undulating appearance, as cut and finished wood: curly maple.

Origin:
1720–30; curl + -y1

curliness, noun
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curly (ˈkɜːlɪ)
 
adj , curlier, curliest
1.  tending to curl; curling
2.  having curls
3.  (of timber) having irregular curves or waves in the grain
4.  (Austral), (NZ) difficult to counter or answer: a curly question
 
'curliness
 
n

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curly
1770s, from curl; earliest use is of hair.
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curly definition


  1. n.
    a bald person, almost always a male. (Also a jocular term of address.) : Well, Curly, looks like you got your dome sunburned!
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Example sentences
Straight hair may seem easy to brush but it actually tangles more often than
  curly locks.
One has dark curly hair with green eyes and the other has straight blonde hair
  with blue eyes.
Unmold mousse and serve on curly kale, with lemon mayonnaise poured over the
  top.
He is five feet eight inches tall, with curly, thinning hair and crow's-feet.
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