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noun [countable]     curve pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a shape or line with a gradual smooth bend

    From high above I saw the gentle curve of the bay.

    1. a.
      a bend in a road or river

      As he rounded the curve he saw her standing by the gate.

    2. b.
      used about a woman’s breasts or hips

      Jane’s swimsuit emphasized her curves.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a term used in the fashion industry to refer to models who are bigger than the usual size for models but not as big as plus-size models

    Curve is a nicer term and it can mean anything and anyone – including someone slim with a bigger bust.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/11/2015


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