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When my hair is curly, I use Suave coconut conditioner. It's not a leave-in, but I use it like one. It is so light and really brings out my hair's curl. A lot of leave-ins are too heavy, but this one is just perfect. When it's straight, I love Frederick Fekkai Tech Shampoo & Conditioner and their Olive Oil glossing cream.
Adrienne Bailon

Meaning of "curly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CURLY

curly  [ˈkɜːlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CURLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Curly is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CURLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

curly

Curly

Ashishishe, known as Curly, was a Crow scout in the United States Army during the Sioux Wars, best known for having been one of the few survivors on the United States side at the Battle of Little Bighorn. He did not fight in the battle, but watched from a distance, and was the first to report the defeat of the 7th Cavalry Regiment. Afterward a legend grew that he had been an active participant and managed to escape, leading to conflicting accounts of Curly's involvement in the historical record.

Definition of curly in the English dictionary

The first definition of curly in the dictionary is tending to curl; curling. Other definition of curly is having curls. Curly is also having irregular curves or waves in the grain.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CURLY


Burghley
ˈbɜːlɪ
Burleigh
ˈbɜːlɪ
burley
ˈbɜːlɪ
burly
ˈbɜːlɪ
curli
ˈkɜːlɪ
early
ˈɜːlɪ
girlie
ˈɡɜːlɪ
girly
ˈɡɜːlɪ
gurly
ˈɡɜːlɪ
hurley
ˈhɜːlɪ
hurly
ˈhɜːlɪ
hurly-burly
ˈhɜːlɪˈbɜːlɪ
murly
ˈmɜːlɪ
pearly
ˈpɜːlɪ
surly
ˈsɜːlɪ
swirly
ˈswɜːlɪ
twirly
ˈtwɜːlɪ
whirly
ˈwɜːlɪ
wurley
ˈwɜːlɪ
wurlie
ˈwɜːlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CURLY

curler
curlew
curlew sandpiper
curli
curlicue
curlier
curliest
curliewurlie
curlily
curliness
curling
curling iron
curling irons
curling pins
curling tongs
curlpaper
curly bracket
curly lettuce
curly-coated retriever
curly-haired

WORDS THAT END LIKE CURLY

bihourly
clearly
dourly
elderly
fairly
formerly
half-hourly
hourly
nearly
neighbourly
overly
particularly
poorly
properly
quarter-hourly
regularly
savourly
similarly
sourly
unneighbourly

Synonyms and antonyms of curly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CURLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «curly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of curly

Translation of «curly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CURLY

Find out the translation of curly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of curly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «curly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卷曲的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rizado
570 millions of speakers

English

curly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घुंघराले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُجَمَّد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

курчавый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cacheado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোঁকড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

frisé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keriting
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lockig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巻き毛の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

곱슬머리의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kriting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xoăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுருள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुरळे करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kıvırcık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

riccio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kręcony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кучерявий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cârlionțat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατσαρός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krullerige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lockig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krøllet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of curly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CURLY»

The term «curly» is very widely used and occupies the 12.412 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CURLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about curly

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10 QUOTES WITH «CURLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word curly.
1
Camila Alves
I love wearing my hair curly, but turning the curling iron all the way up creates curls that look really made up and artificial.
2
Adrienne Bailon
When my hair is curly, I use Suave coconut conditioner. It's not a leave-in, but I use it like one. It is so light and really brings out my hair's curl. A lot of leave-ins are too heavy, but this one is just perfect. When it's straight, I love Frederick Fekkai Tech Shampoo & Conditioner and their Olive Oil glossing cream.
3
Gina Bellman
There is nothing worse than sitting in the make-up trailer knowing that the whole crew are twiddling their thumbs waiting for you to change your hair from straight to curly or up to down. Sometimes it can't be avoided.
4
Corbin Bleu
I'm a very outgoing person. I'm always happy, I'm one of those people who are always smiling. If somebody described me to somebody else, they'd say the kid with the curly hair with the big smile on his face. I get along with everybody.
5
A. J. Bowen
I did four movies where I gained, like, fifty pounds. I had curly hair, and I had all of this facial hair. I had put on all this weight for these movies, and I did four or five of them back-to-back. Then I cut the weight and I got fit again. I cut my beard and I took away the mustache, and people were like, 'What are you doing?'
6
Bat for Lashes
I had Hallowe'en parties every year, as it was my birthday five days before. My parents would actually put prosthetic noses on, and my dad would wear a top-hat and tails, put on a fake curly moustache, and hold a pipe.
7
Lilla Crawford
I have always liked Taylor Swift - there is just something about her that is very genuine and sweet. She also has naturally curly hair like me, so that's cool.
8
Penelope Cruz
I had a very curly perm in the '80s, thanks to the 'Way You Make Me Feel' Michael Jackson video. I liked the girl in it.
9
Judy Davis
I was 23, and that was my first professional job. Anybody who has curly hair knows you don't want it to be brushed out because it becomes a never-ending tangle.
10
Kirsten Dunst
I was a big Guns N' Roses fan when I was seven. My friend who lived across the street had long dark curly hair and I had long blonde hair, so I'd dress up as Axl and she'd be Slash, and we'd rock out in front of the mirror singing 'Patience.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CURLY»

Discover the use of curly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to curly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Curly Girl: More Than Just Hair... It's an Attitude
Tight coils and soft wavy tresses, African American curls and curly kids - this is what to do to look and feel your best.
Lorraine Massey, 2001
2
Curly Like Me: How to Grow Your Hair Healthy, Long, and Strong
Applying the ideas and information in this book will show you how to love your hair the way it really is. Curly Like Me empowers you to take back the care of your hair so you can let your own beautiful curls shine.
Teri LaFlesh, 2010
3
White Dynamite & Curly Kidd
A School Library Journal Best Book
Bill Martin, 1989
4
Wavy, Curly, Kinky: The African American Child's Hair Care Guide
In Wavy, Curly, Kinky, renowned stylist Deborah Lilly shows parents the best ways to style and maintain African American boys' and girls' hair from infancy to the preteen years.
Deborah R. Lilly, 2005
5
If You Want Me to Stay: A Novel
New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (Remember: It’s not what you take off; it’s what you leave on.); a section on the particular needs of wavy hair; Lorraine’s Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy ...
Michael Parker, 2011
6
Curly Lambeau: Building the Green Bay Packers
1940 — 1936 1939 — 1944 1945 — 1950— 1952— 1954— 1963 — 1965 — Curly and Susan Johnson are divorced. Curly leads Packers to NFL championships. Curly and Grace Garland are married. Curly resigns as coach of the Green Bay ...
Stuart Stotts, 2014
7
Hair Rules!: The Ultimate Hair-Care Guide for Women with ...
Hair Rules! is chock-full of simple tips for all types of curly hair and covers everything from the best shampoos and conditioners to use, to damage-free hair-drying (dust off that hood dryer!), the use of natural oils, and the safest ...
Anthony Dickey, 2007
8
Curly and the Wild Boar
A young boy repeatedly puts himself in danger in his determination to kill the wild boar that has destroyed his prize watermelon.
Fred Gipson, 1979
9
A Curly Tale: A Folktale from Bihar
Set in Bihar, India, this folk story centers around cobbler, Kalia, who makes beautiful shoes but is poor. A ghost helps him become rich. Only, this ghost must be kept busy or else he will eat up Kalia. Includes 2 original songs.
Vayu Naidu, 1997
10
Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge
Joan Howard Maurer is the daughter of Moe Howard, the leader of the Three Stooges. Her books include The Three Stooges Scrapbook (with Jeff and Greg Lenburg) and The Three Stooges Book of Scripts.
Joan Howard Maurer, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CURLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term curly is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Coarse Curly Hair Types, Products & Techniques: Quick Styling Tips …
It seems like the laws for styling curly hair have been etched in stone. There are just certain rules that women with spirals, coils or tight waves ... «Fashion Times, Jul 15»
2
11 not-so-cute moments in every curly-haired girl's life
In my defense, if curly hair were half as glamorous and amazing as TV commercials show it to be, I wouldn't complain. Alas, that's not the case. «TheHealthSite, Jul 15»
3
Putting a healthy twist on curly french fries
Associated PressPut your spiral cutter to good use and make these baked garlic thyme curly fries, a healthier alternative to deep-fried french ... «The Daily News of Newburyport, Jul 15»
4
BAKED GARLIC-THYME CURLY FRIES
Using a spiral cutter, cut the potatoes into curly slices using the coarsest/widest blade setting. Depending on the model of spiral cutter you use, ... «Corvallis Gazette Times, Jul 15»
5
6 Curly Hair Tips From Women Who Rock Their Natural Texture
There are two types of curly girls: those who fight their natural texture and those who flaunt it. And those who flaunt it are awesome. If you're curly-haired day in ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
6
The Mornin' Ain't So Beautiful For This Dark 'Oklahoma!' Production
Damon Daunno (Curly) and Amber Gray (Laurey) star in director Daniel Fish's experimental retelling of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! «WUWM, Jul 15»
7
Curly Creme in Plains Township a family success story
Janine Zaremski, owner of Curly Creme in Plains Township, is in the process of preparing her daughter to take the reigns of the 30-year-old ... «Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, Jul 15»
8
Let's put a healthy 'twist' on these curly fries
I've been watching the "zoodle" craze from the sidelines. Admittedly, I've been tempted to jump in. Noodles made from healthy zucchini using a ... «Muncie Star Press, Jul 15»
9
Weekend cooks: Fun kitchen gadget yields healthy twist on curly fries
Melissa D'Arabian's baked garlic-thyme curly fries are easy to make at home using a spiral cutter. (Matthew Mead/The Associated Press) ... «The Register-Guard, Jul 15»
10
Beauty Tips: 10 commandments for the curly hair types!
Curly hair is naturally drier than straight locks because the natural oils have a harder time reaching the end of strands. These products will help ... «Pulse Nigeria, Jul 15»

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