Translation of "hair" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /heər/ us /heər/

A1 [ no plural ] the thin threads that grow on the head and body of people and animals

capelli, pelo
a girl with long, dark hair una ragazza con lunghi capelli scuri

one of the thin threads that grow on a person’s or animal’s skin

capello, pelo
My skirt was covered with cat hairs. La mia gonna era ricoperta di peli di gatto.
let your hair down

to allow yourself to behave much more freely than usual and enjoy yourself

Oh, let your hair down for once! Oh, per una volta divertiti!
split hairs

to argue about small details that are not important

spaccare il capello in quattro
make someone’s hair stand on end

to make someone very frightened

fare rizzare i capelli a qualcuno
To be honest, the thought of jumping out of a moving plane makes my hair stand on end. A dire la verità, il pensiero di saltar giù da un aereo in movimento mi fa drizzare i capelli in testa.

(Translation of “hair” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)