What does curly mean?

Definitions for curly
ˈkɜr licur·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word curly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curlyadjective

    (of hair) having curls or waves

    "they envied her naturally curly hair"


  1. curlynoun

    a person or animal with curly hair.

  2. curlyadjective

    Having curls


  1. curly

    Curly generally refers to something that is characterized by a spiral or looping shape, form, or texture, such as hair, fur, or cable. It can also denote something that deviates from a straight line, path, or direction, often in a fanciful or intricate manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curlyadjective

    curling or tending to curl; having curls; full of ripples; crinkled


  1. Curly

    "Curly" was a song recorded in 1969 by English rock group The Move. The song charted at number 12 in the UK, and was the last single by the band to feature Carl Wayne before his departure from the band, as well as the first with Rick Price replacing Trevor Burton on bass guitar. The instrumentation is mainly acoustic, and Roy Wood, who wrote the song, was featured on multi-tracked recorder as well as acoustic guitar. Reportedly the song was disliked by the band's drummer Bev Bevan who thought it was too pop and sugary. Released as a single only, it was later included on the remastered versions of Looking On in 1998 and Shazam in 2007.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CURLY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Curly is ranked #108734 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Curly surname appeared 163 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Curly.

    46% or 75 total occurrences were White.
    26.9% or 44 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    20.8% or 34 total occurrences were Black.
    3% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of curly in a Sentence

  1. Washington College:

    , 130 lbs, with brown curly hair. He was last seen driving a 1997 dark green Range Rover with Pennsylvania tag beginning with' JWY,'.

  2. Rachel Dolezal:

    I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon and the black curly hair.

  3. Chantal Bonitto:

    I fear the day when he turns 10, and that admiration for this cute little curly-haired boy turns into fear.

  4. Tristan Walker:

    Shaving irritation and razor bumps [ are ] issues some 80 % of black men and women have globally, if you have curly hair, this is an issue that you're likely to face.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. mediocrity
    • B. disguise
    • C. temptation
    • D. assortment

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