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[ skwig-lee ]


  1. forming or containing short, often irregular curves or twists, as in writing or drawing:

    The bedsheets feature bright, happy colors, with fun polka-dot, squiggly, and swirly prints.

    If your screen shows no squiggly lines under the words, from the automatic spelling and grammar check, you’ve written a good letter.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of squiggly1

First recorded in 1890–95; squigg(le) ( def ) + -ly ( def )

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Example Sentences

Of course we learn to extract meaning from squiggles on a page, or you wouldn’t be reading this.

And here is where things get squiggly: “The DPH did a bad job on the vetting process,” said Martinez.

Over dessert, we look through the Post-Its full of squiggly pictures.

The network's squiggly on-screen emotometer beats Joe the Plumber as the most memorable part of last night's debate.

I could have hugged it to my breast and cried upon the squiggly little curls that never lie flat.

A frail man, with a bald head and a squiggly moustache, stood up behind his desk.

With regard to the living-rooms, it is essential that they should not be square but squiggly.

In each square was a bit of squiggly writing, in blackish paint, and a small wooden peg jutting out from the wall.

A huge dial beside the plate had a pointer and scores of notches, each labeled with a couple of squiggly characters.


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