how to pronounce curly


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the above transcription of curly 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.

curly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and then fires him curly and lori are …”

meanings of curly


  1. Having curls.
  2. Complicated and difficult; knotty.
  3. Curling in a direction, as opposed to straight (quotation marks or apostrophes).


  1. A nickname for a person with curly hair.
  2. A nickname for a bald person.
  3. A male given name.


  1. A person or animal with curly hair.

curly frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word curly occurs in english on average 6.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics curly 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 curly can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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