hairline

noun
hair·​line | \ ˈher-ˈlīn How to pronounce hairline (audio) \

Definition of hairline

1 : a very slender line: such as
a : a tiny line or crack on a surface a hairline bone fracture
b : a fine line connecting thicker strokes in a printed letter
3a : a textile design consisting of lengthwise or crosswise lines usually one thread wide
b : a fabric with such a design
4a : the outline of scalp hair especially on the forehead
b : the way the hair frames the face

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Other Words from hairline

hairline adjective

Examples of hairline in a Sentence

The plate had a hairline running across it. He has a receding hairline.

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Smooth out your hairstyle by using a little bit of castor oil along your hairline. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Castor Oil Are Mostly for Your Hair and Skin," 15 Feb. 2019 Fake a flush Swirl an iridescent powder blush—like Nars Wanted Cheek Palette—over the apples of your cheeks and around your hairline with a fluffy blending brush. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "60-Second Glow Up: How to Get Dewy Skin and Messy Waves Fast," 17 July 2018 Sweep up some matte bronzer using a large, fluffy brush (to ensure even, natural application) and lightly dust it on the zones where the sun would naturally hit—your nose and cheekbones, as well as along the hairline. Petra Guglielmetti, Woman's Day, "10 One-Minute Ways to Get Gorgeous," 1 Nov. 2010 Face-framing highlights are concentrated along your crown and hairline. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "5 Tricky Beauty Techniques Made Easy," 12 Mar. 2012 Not to mention, that the hair around the hairline is particularly prone to damage. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "5 Edge Control Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Baby Hairs," 6 July 2018 The rash usually starts as flat, red spots that appear on the face at the hairline and spread downward. Rita Giordano, Philly.com, "Second suspected measles case detected in South Jersey," 5 July 2018 A few days ago, in a TD Ameritrade clubhouse, Shaddy removed his cap to reveal a red splotch on the right side of his forehead just below the hairline. Pat Borzi, New York Times, "A College World Series Filled With Hog Hats, Hammers and Championship Belts," 23 June 2018 Everything exposed to the sun — your face, neck, décolletage, ears, hairline, hands, arms, etc. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: How Normal Are Your Skincare Habits?," 10 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of hairline

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hairline

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hairline

: a thin line or crack
: the line where your hair starts on your forehead

hairline

noun
hair·​line | \ -ˈlīn How to pronounce hairline (audio) \

Medical Definition of hairline

: the outline of scalp hair especially on the forehead

Other Words from hairline

hairline adjective

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