Spanish translation of “hair”
hair noun /heə/
› one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin
He brushed the dog’s hairs off his jacket. › the mass of these, especially on a person’s head
He’s got brown hair. -haired › having (a certain kind of) hair
a fair-haired girl. hairy adjective (comparative hairier, superlative hairiest) › covered in hair or having a lot of hair
a hairy chest. hairiness noun ›
the hairiness of his legs. hair’s breadth noun › a very small distance
por un pelo
That bullet missed him by a hair’s breadth. hairbrush noun › a brush for arranging and smoothing the hair.
cepillo de pelo
haircut noun › the act or style of cutting a person’s hair
corte de pelo
You need a haircut. hair-do noun (plurals hair-dos, hair-do’s) › a hairstyle
I like her new hair-do. hairdresser noun › a person who cuts, washes, styles etc a person’s hair
peluquero, peluquera; barbero (para hombres)
I made an appointment with the hairdresser. hairdressing noun ›
(also adjective) a hairdressing salon. hair drier noun › an electrical apparatus for drying hair by blowing hot air over it.
secador de pelo
hairgrip noun › a small thin metal or plastic object that women use to hold their hair in place
a metal/plastic hairgrip. hairline noun › the line along the forehead where the hair begins to grow
nacimiento del pelo
He has a receding hairline. hair oil noun › a scented, oily lotion for smoothing down the hair.
hairpin noun › a bent wire for keeping a woman’s hair in place.
hair-raising adjective › terrifying
que pone los pelos de punta
hair-raising stories. hairstyle noun › the result of cutting, styling etc a person’s hair
I like your new hairstyle. keep one’s hair on › (British, informal) to remain calm and not become angry
mantener la calma, mantener la cabeza fría
Keep your hair on – there’s no need to panic! let one’s hair down › (informal) to behave in a free and relaxed manner
On Fridays she likes to let her hair down and go clubbing. make (someone’s) hair stand on end › to terrify (a person)
poner los pelos de punta
a horror film which will make your hair stand on end. (not to) turn a hair › to remain calm
no inmutarse, sin pestañear
He put his finger in the flame without turning a hair. split hairs › to worry about unimportant details
pararse en cosas nimias
There’s no need to split hairs – all I want is a very general report. tear one’s hair out › to show great irritation or despair
tirarse de los pelos, rasgarse las vestiduras, desesperarse
Ray was tearing his hair out in frustration.