how to pronounce curlicue


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the above transcription of curlicue is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

curlicue is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of curlicue in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to the bottom and in the curlicue spits …”

meanings of curlicue


  1. A fancy twisting or curling shape usually made from a series of concentric circles.


  1. To make or adorn (something) with curlicues, or as if with curlicues.

curlicue frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word curlicue occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics curlicue can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that curlicue can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to curlicue


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