- n a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
- n a short twisting line
- Her subsequent adventures are detailed in prose that misses nary an 18th century curlicue.
- He became an element of pop culture, a decorative curlicue of the apolitical, singing, dancing, quasi-bohemians.
- With its floor-to-(nearly)-ceiling shuttered windows and curlicue iron balcony rails, I felt like Brooke Shields in Pretty Baby (except legal and not as cute).