曲 means 'melody; curve'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 734   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 30    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 83 words   Used in 277 words   Used in 293 names   Component in 15 kanji (8 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   がる to curve, to bend (intr)   げる to twist (tr)
Kun    くま
Name    まがた
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 曲 is used 13 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 曲 is used 249 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
キョク : 208 words FIND ALL
composition; setting (of music)
キョク (read as きょっ) : 3 words FIND ALL
misconstruction; distortion; misinterpretation; misunderstanding
キョク (read as ぎょく) : 1 word FIND ALL
songs with samisen accompaniment; musical performance
くま : 1 word FIND ALL
1. corner; nook; recess
2. a shadow; a shade
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がる : 35 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to bend; to curve; to warp; to wind; to twist
2. to turn  (see also: 折れる)
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がる (read as まがり) : 1 word FIND ALL
wrybill (Anarhynchus frontalis)  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 279 (originally: 261)  Joy o' Kanji : 261  Key to Kanji: 223 

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キョク   melody; curve   まがる to curve, to bend (intr)   まげる to twist (tr)   
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