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Definition of curlicue noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

curlicue

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɜːlɪkjuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrlɪkjuː//
 
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a decorative curl or twist in writing or in a design Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from curly + cue (in the sense ‘pigtail’), or -cue representing the letter q.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: curlicue