How Do You Spell CURL?

Correct spelling for the English word "curl" is [k_ˈɜː_l], [kˈɜːl], [kˈɜːl]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of CURL

  1. kurl, v.t. to twist into ringlets: to coil.--v.i. to shrink into ringlets: to rise in undulations: to writhe: to ripple: to play at the game of curling.--n. a ringlet of hair, or what is like it: a wave, bending, or twist.--adjs. CURLED; CURLED'-PATE (Shak.), having curled hair.--ns. CURL'ER, one who, or that which, curls: a player at the game of curling; CURL'ICUE, a fantastic curl; CURL'IEWURLIE (Scot.), any fantastic round ornament; CURL'INESS; CURL'ING, a game, common in Scotland, consisting in hurling heavy smooth stones along a sheet of ice.--ns.pl. CURL'ING [=I]'RONS, CURL'ING-TONGS, an iron instrument used for curling the hair.--n. CURL'ING-STONE, a heavy stone with a handle, used in curling.--adjs. CURL'Y, having curls: full of curls; CURL'Y-HEAD'ED. [M. E. crull; Dut. krullen, Dan. krolle, to curl.]

Common Misspellings for CURL

Below is the list of 313 misspellings for the word "curl".

Usage Examples for CURL

  1. I watched the flames leap and curl. - "The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
  2. The mask of a tragic lady had all those signs of a genuine female in distress which are even to this day required on the stage, where long black hair, in terribly straightened circumstances, is the emblem of an anxious mind, which has long been a stranger to curl- papers. - "The Comic History of Rome" by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  3. Rachel turned away with a bitter curl of the lip, and held her head up determinedly. - "A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  4. His hair was fair and inclined to curl, and there the foreign suggestion suddenly ceased. - "The Sowers" by Henry Seton Merriman
  5. A curl was upon Dorothy's lips. - "Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009