Curlicue definition

kûrlĭ-kyo͝o
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A fancy twist or curl, such as a flourish made with a pen.
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A fancy curve, flourish, etc. as in a design or in handwriting.
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A fancy twisting or curling shape made from a series of concentric circles.
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(intransitive) To make or adorn (something) with curlicues, or as if with curlicues.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
curlicue
Plural:
curlicues

Origin of curlicue

  • curly cue tail and possibly cue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From curly +‎ cue.

    From Wiktionary