curl

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /kəːl/
  • (US) IPA: /kɝl/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
curl

Plural
curls

  1. (countable) A curl is a piece or lock of curling hair.
    She had beautiful golden-brown hair falling in curls on her shoulder.

Verb[change]

Plain form
curl

Third-person singular
curls

Past tense
curled

Past participle
curled

Present participle
curling

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If something curls, it moves in a rounded or spiral shape.
    She curled her fingers around the pencil.
    Wavy, dark brown hair curled at his shoulders.
  2. (intransitive) If you curl, you do a sport called curling.
    I curl at my local club every weekend.