Translation of "curl" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /kɜːl/ us /kɜrl/

something with a small, curved shape, especially a piece of hair

a child with blonde curls
verb uk /kɜːl/ us /kɜrl/

to make something into the shape of a curl, or to be this shape

The cat curled its tail around its body.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “curl” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /kəːl/

to twist or turn (especially hair) into small coils or rolls

rizar, enrollar
My hair curls easily.

(sometimes with up) to move in curves; to bend or roll

The paper curled (up) at the edges.
curler noun

an object round which hair is rolled to make it curl, fastened in the hair.

rulo, bigudí
curly adjective (comparative curlier, superlative curliest)

curly hair.
curliness noun

the curliness of her hair.
curl up phrasal verb

to move or roll into a position or shape

acurrucarse, hacerse un ovillo
The hedgehog curled (itself) up into a ball.

(Translation of “curl” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)