che·​ve·​lure shəv-ˈlᵫr How to pronounce chevelure (audio)
: a head of hair

Word History


borrowed from French, going back to Old French cheveleüre, going back to Late Latin capillātūra, from Latin capillātus "having long hair" (from capillus "hair" —of uncertain origin— + -ātus -ate entry 3) + -ūra -ure

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chevelure was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Chevelure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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