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curlicue

or cur·ly·cue

[ kur-li-kyoo ]
/ ˈkɜr lɪˌkyu /
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noun
an ornamental, fancy curl or twist, as in a signature.
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Origin of curlicue

First recorded in 1835–45; curly + cue2
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British Dictionary definitions for curlicue

curlicue
/ (ˈkɜːlɪˌkjuː) /

noun
an intricate ornamental curl or twist

Word Origin for curlicue

C19: from curly + cue ²
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