brilliantinenoun [ U ]uk /ˈbrɪl.jən.tiːn/ us /ˈbrɪl.jən.tiːn/
Examples from literature
- Beneath the small round hat, her hair, glossy with brilliantine, was like melted gold in the large loose waves which revealed the rosy tips of her ears.
- He pushed aside the blue glass powder-box, the vial of brilliantine and the brushes.
- In addition, the returning artist smoked Egyptian cigarettes and anointed his generous head of hair with violet brilliantine.
- The Junior Medical went away with his shoulders erect in his frock-coat, and his heavy brown hair, which would never part properly and had to be persuaded with brilliantine, bristling with happiness.