The Collaborative International Dictionary
curlycue \curl"y*cue\ (k?rl"?-k?), n. [Cf. F. caracole.] Some thing curled or spiral, as a flourish made with a pen on paper, or with skates on the ice; a trick; a frolicsome caper. Same as curlicue. [Sometimes written carlicue.] [ Colloq. U.S.]
To cut a curlycue, to make a flourish; to cut a caper.
I gave a flourishing about the room and cut a
curlycue with my right foot.
n. 1 (alternative spelling of curlicue English) 2 (context dated English) A flourish; a caper.
Usage examples of "curlycue".
There was a curlycue pattern of grooves in it, as if some ogre had scraped his fingernails there.
There on the floor near the hearth lay a little brown sandal, one of its strings pulled out and making a curlycue on the floor.
Here are ten thousand women going by in clothes that would make a lily turn red and burn up with shame, and an equal number of proud gents with curlycue collars on their overcoats, and I want to do the sight justice.
The shaft of it, rising from the lobby, was a mere skeleton of ornamental wrought-iron curlycues, and one could see the descending occupants long before they arrived on the ground floor.
The cigar band showed a heart wreathed in curlycues but without any recognizable brand name.
He had inked in the curlycues, and then colored it with red, white, and blue.