fas·​cia | \ senses 1 and 3 are usually ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce fascia (audio) , sense 2 is usually ˈfa- How to pronounce fascia (audio) \
plural fasciae\ senses 1 and 3 are usually  ˈfā-​shē-​ˌē How to pronounce fascia (audio) , sense 2 is usually  ˈfa-​ \ or fascias

Definition of fascia

1 : a flat usually horizontal member of a building having the form of a flat band or broad fillet: such as
a : a flat piece used as a molding
b : a horizontal piece (such as a board) covering the joint between the top of a wall and the projecting eaves

called also fascia board

c : a nameplate over the front of a shop
2 : a sheet of connective tissue covering or binding together body structures (such as muscles) also : tissue of this character
3 or facia \ ˈfā-​sh(ē-​)ə How to pronounce fascia (audio) \, British : the dashboard of an automobile

Other Words from fascia

fascial \ ˈfa-​sh(ē-​)əl How to pronounce fascia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fascia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, its big body boasts lots of gloss black on the grille, lower front fascia, mirror caps, and window trim. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 13 June 2022 The SUVs exterior has been subtlety tweaked with a new carbon-fiber front fascia, fender flares and rear diffuser, all of which help improve aerodynamic performance. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 29 Apr. 2022 The thick, boomerang-shaped, vertical LED lighting signature has been pushed to the outer edge of the fascia, visually widening the SUV, and overall the Palisade's lines are more squared off than before. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 13 Apr. 2022 The Rock Creek model's front end has a different grille and front fascia, and Rock Creek badges adorn the front doors and tailgate. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 11 Apr. 2022 The minimalist grille anchors the front fascia, with clean lines that flow back to a sculpted tailgate. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 12 May 2022 The most noticeable changes are to the front fascia and headlights. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, 11 Dec. 2020 The headlights replace their orange-rectangle lighting element with twin spotlights and vertical bars, the lower fascia is reworked, and the leading edge of the hood loses its TELLURIDE lettering. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 13 Apr. 2022 This not only disperses the light evenly but creates a twinkling effect as the eye moves across the fascia, echoing the subtle sparkle of the Shooting Star Starlight Headliner. Josh Max, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fascia

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fascia

Italian, from Latin, band, bandage; akin to Middle Irish basc necklace

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“Fascia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascia. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for fascia


fas·​cia | \ ˈfash-(ē-)ə also ˈfāsh- \
plural fasciae\ -​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce fascia (audio) \ or fascias

Medical Definition of fascia

: a sheet of connective tissue (as an aponeurosis) covering or binding together body structures also : tissue occurring in such a sheet — see deep fascia, superficial fascia

Other Words from fascia

fascial \ -​(ē-​)əl How to pronounce fascia (audio) \ adjective

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