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Spanish translation of “hair”

hair

noun /heə/
one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin
pelo, cabello
He brushed the dog’s hairs off his jacket.
the mass of these, especially on a person’s head
pelo, cabello
He’s got brown hair.
-haired having (a certain kind of) hair
de pelo/cabello…
a fair-haired girl.
hairy adjective (comparative hairier, superlative hairiest) covered in hair or having a lot of hair
peludo
a hairy chest.
hairiness noun
hirsutismo
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
peinado
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
peinado; peluquería
(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
horquilla
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.
brillantina
hairpin noun a bent wire for keeping a woman’s hair in place.
horquilla
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
peinado
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
desmelenarse, desmadrarse
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.
(Definition of hair from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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