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cursive of writing in which individual letters within words are joined, or of print that simulates such writing. [3 definitions]
cursor a movable marker on a computer screen that indicates the point that will be affected by input from the user.
cursory done quickly and without care; superficial.
curt unpleasantly abrupt; brusque. [2 definitions]
curtail to make shorter; cut off part of.
curtain a piece of cloth hung in a window, archway, or other opening for decoration, to shut out light or to conceal something. [7 definitions]
curtain call an invitation, communicated by an audience's appreciative applause, for performers to return to the stage after a performance has ended.
curtainless combined form of curtain.
curtain raiser a short play presented before the main production. [2 definitions]
curtain wall an exterior wall that has no structural function.
curtsy a formal gesture of respect, made by girls and women, in which the body is lowered slightly by bending the knees while, often, one foot extends behind the other; counterpart of a bow by boys and men. [2 definitions]
curvaceous (informal) of a woman, having a full figure with pronounced curves; voluptuous.
curvature the condition of being curved or bent. [3 definitions]
curve an arc of a circle or any line resembling such a segment. [7 definitions]
curve ball a baseball pitch in which the ball curves toward the opposite side from which it was thrown. [2 definitions]
curved having the shape of a curve; not straight or angular.
curvet an advanced dressage figure in which a horse must rear and then spring forward onto its forelegs with the hind legs fully outstretched. [2 definitions]
curvilinear made of or enclosed by one or more curved lines.
curvy having many curves. [2 definitions]
cusec a unit for measuring volume of flowing fluid, equal to one cubic foot per second.
Cushing's disease a disease caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland and characterized by obesity, hypertension, muscular weakness, and diabetes.