Translation of curlicue in Spanish:


floritura, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkərliˌkju/ /ˈkəːlɪkjuː/


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    (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.