curl - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/kɜː(r)l/
singularcurl
pluralcurls
  1. 1
    [countable] [usually plural] a section of hair that grows or is shaped in a curve
    1. a.
      [singular/uncountable] the way that someone’s hair grows in curls

      The heat takes all the curl out of your hair.

  2. 2
    [countable] something long and thin that has a curved or circular shape
    curl of:

    a curl of smoke/ribbon

  3. 3
    [countable] an exercise in which you lift a weight by bending your lower arms or legs upwards