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Definition of curl noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    curl

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//kərl//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a small bunch of hair that forms a curved or round shape Her hair was a mass of curls. The baby had dark eyes and dark curls.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the tendency of hair to form curls His hair had a natural curl.
  3. 3[countable] a thing that forms a curved or round shape a curl of smoke Decorate the cake with curls of chocolate. a contemptuous curl of the lip (= an expression showing disapproval)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: curl