Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1(in handwriting) floritura feminine(in woodcarving) arabesco masculine
- I guess I've always thoughtlessly assumed they were decorative, like curlicues and friezes.
- There are parchments of painstaking calligraphy, replete with fabulous swirls and curlicues, and magic carpets wider than the Bosphorus.
- From one perspective, the looping appendages and curving elements suggest the handles and decorative curlicues of a Rococo urn.
- Heavens, that seal consists of enough flourishes and curlicues to amaze the eye - yet that design also contains within it tremendous tautness and discipline, as a piece of design.
- An elaborate mantelpiece framed the hearth in a dizzying array of swirls and curlicues, and a tall grandfather clock lurked in the corner like a brooding sentry, counting out the seconds with a gloomy tock, tock, tock.
- The walls were panelled in wood, the floor covered in carpets decorated with curlicues to rival any Persian rug.
- The black paintwork was decorated with gold lines and curlicues like an Edwardian dandy's carriage.
- The voice is always in evidence, of course, but it's in public that it becomes shaped, like a piece of music, and one almost consciously listens for all the gilded glissandoes, the curlicues of wit, the velvet pauses.
- An accompanying tower of sweet potatoes separated with parsnip purée and bedecked with haricots verts is downright dapper, as is a spray of crunchy shaved parsnip curlicues.
- Third, the apostrophes are curlicues of the sort produced by word processors on personal computers, not the straight vertical hashmarks typical of typewriters.
- He dips and turns and makes curlicues with his arms.
- The sign screwed to the brickwork was in stiff English capitals and the curlicues beneath were Bengali.
- They have one trunk only, and short branches, and their leaves adorn these little branches like curlicues.
- Red carpets flow up sumptuous staircases and the walls erupt in cornices and curlicues.
- It was a proper printing job, the title words adorned with elegant curlicues.
- He eyes critically the curlicues the hairdresser has snipped into his foliage.
- If you think baroque is all about curlicues and foofaraws, Rome is the place to learn otherwise.
- There was a vast expanse of marble slabbed flooring, all green and cream swirls, and lots of polished wood with carved curlicues.
- Her hair, the color of a late-autumn leaf, curlicues straight down her neck.
- Unless you're cuckoo for curlicues, you may wonder the same thing.