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English definition of “lank”


adjective     /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 .Hair lankly     /-li/ adverb Hair lankness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Hair
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