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Synonyms for curl

Synonyms for (noun) curl

Synonyms: whorl, lock, ringlet, curl Definition: a strand or cluster of hair

Similar words: hair Definition: a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss Usage: he combed his hair; each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells

Synonyms: Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr., Curl Definition: American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)

Similar words: chemist Definition: a scientist who specializes in chemistry

Synonyms: curl, curlicue, coil, gyre, whorl, ringlet, scroll, roll Definition: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

Similar words: round shape Definition: a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

Synonyms for (verb) curl

Synonyms: curl, curve, kink Definition: form a curl, curve, or kink Usage: the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling

Similar words: change surface Definition: undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

Synonyms: curl Definition: play the Scottish game of curling

Similar words: play Definition: participate in games or sport Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches

Synonyms: wave, curl Definition: twist or roll into coils or ringlets Usage: curl my hair, please

Similar words: twist Definition: turn in the opposite direction Usage: twist one's head

Synonyms: curl, coil, loop Definition: wind around something in coils or loops

Similar words: wind, wrap, twine, roll Definition: arrange or or coil around Usage: roll your hair around your finger; Twine the thread around the spool; She wrapped her arms around the child

Synonyms: draw in, curl, curl up Definition: shape one's body into a curl Usage: She curled farther down under the covers; She fell and drew in

Similar words: bend, flex Definition: form a curve Usage: The stick does not bend