Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The dressing of the hair by crisping or curling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The dressing of the hair by crisping or curling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Hair-dressing.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The lady was all of a flutter with faded lutestring, washed gauze, and ribbons three times refreshed; but she was most remarkable for the frisure of her head, which rose, like a pyramid, seven inches above the scalp, and her face was primed and patched from the chin up to the eyes; nay, the gallant himself had spared neither red nor white in improving the nature of his own complexion.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • How they live in their families, I do not choose to enquire; but, in public, Madame appears in her robe of gold, or silver stuff, with her powder and frisure, her perfumes, her paint and her patches; while Monsieur Le Comte struts about in his lace and embroidery.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Barbara was beginning to divide all Frenchmen into two classes according to their _frisure_: those that wore their hair brush-fashion, and those that had it long and oiled -- sometimes curled.

    Barbara in Brittany

  • You would admire the Somali pillow [29], a dwarf pedestal of carved wood, with a curve upon which the greasy poll and its elaborate _frisure_ repose.

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • Danmarks Radio følger trop i bagvaskelses kampagne mod British National Party Video: British National Party Stor valgsejr i vente - Nick Griffin på Sky News Skandinavisk selvgodhed og arrogance findes også hos danske patrioter Video: Jesse Ventura tørrer gulv med Fox journalist Brian Kilmeade Anti-islamic Congress in Cologne - German TV used neo-Nazi provocateurs Tyskland: Venstreorienteret sendt hjem fra skole for 'højreorienteret frisure'

    _Politik

  • [Footnote: "Tous ces Officiers s'étoient habillés le plus proprement qu'ils pûrent, les galons d'or et d'argent, les rubans, les plumets, la poudre, et la frisure, rien ne manquoit," etc.

    Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV

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