\ ˈmān How to pronounce mane (audio) \

Definition of mane

1 : long and heavy hair growing about the neck and head of some mammals (such as horses and lions)
2 : long heavy hair on a person's head

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Other Words from mane

maned \ ˈmānd How to pronounce mane (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mane in a Sentence

an actor with a thick mane of silver hair
Recent Examples on the Web After touching down in England to start filming the upcoming Aquaman 2, the 41-year-old actor revealed his long mane will be blonde for the anticipated follow-up. Ale Russian,, 19 July 2021 There were so many stunning moments in the video, but the mile-long mane in question makes its appearance during Cardi B's verse. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 16 July 2021 Cyrus first debuted her new hairstyle when heading into the SNL studios yesterday: The majority of her mane was pulled into a pony while at the crown, her blonde locks were twisted and blow-dried to fauxhawk effect. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 9 May 2021 Researchers say both the mane and the shoulder ribbons were made of the protein keratin, which also makes up hair, fingernails and bird feathers. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Dec. 2020 To maximize her coiled texture, Emmanuel starts with damp hair, detangling with her fingers before applying scalp oil, leave-in conditioner, and Pattern Curl Gel before diffusing her mane to buoyant perfection. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 29 June 2021 Sunday was Father’s Day, which gave several TikTokers a great opportunity to post videos of their dads being surprised with a chance to be in proximity of the iconic mane of Marco Antonio Solis. Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2021 The actor, who's a new mom, gave fans a peek at her hair on an Instagram Story, posting a mirror selfie covering her face but not her mane. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 7 June 2021 Detroit teacher Christopher Holstein’s once trademark dark wavy mane is now more whispy and tame and a shimmery white. Scott Talley,, 31 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of mane

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mane

Middle English, from Old English manu; akin to Old High German mana mane, Latin monile necklace

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“Mane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mane

: long, thick hair growing from the neck of a horse or around the neck of a lion
informal : long, thick hair on a person's head


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Kids Definition of mane

: long heavy hair growing about the neck and head of some animals (as a horse or lion)

Other Words from mane

maned \ ˈmānd \ adjective

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