frisure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French frisure

Noun[edit]

frisure (countable and uncountable, plural frisures)

  1. The dressing of the hair by curling.
    • 1769, Tobias Smollett, The History and Adventures of an Atom, London: Robinson and Roberts, Volume 2, p. 81,[1]
      A box on the ear destroys the whole oeconomy of their frisure, upon which they bestow the greatest part of their time and attention []
    • 1870, Daniel Garrison Brinton and George H. Napheys, Personal Beauty: How to Cultivate and Preserve it in Accordance with the Laws of Health, Springfield, Massachusetts: W.J. Holland, “The Hair,” p. 306,[2]
      [] in the selection of a frisure, as in that of colors, a lady should take into account her complexion, her stature, her features, and her expression, and so arrange the hair as to heighten and give prominence to the most favorable parts of these, and conceal or diminish any defect which they may present.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for frisure in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

friser +‎ -ure

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frisure f (plural frisures)

  1. curl (of hair)
    Synonym: boucle

Descendants[edit]

  • English: frisure
  • German: Frisur
  • Norwegian Bokmål: frisyre
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: frisyre
  • Romanian: frizură

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