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lank

adjective uk   us   /læŋk/
Lank hair is not attractive because it is completely straight and thin: His hair was lank and greasy and looked like it hadn't been washed for a month.
lankly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
lankness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “lank”
in Vietnamese thẳng và rũ (tóc)…
in Spanish lacio…
in Thai ยาวเรียว…
in Malaysian panjang dan lurus…
in French plat…
in German glatt…
in Chinese (Traditional) (頭髮)平直而稀疏的…
in Indonesian tipis berminyak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (头发)平直而稀疏的…
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