Facial - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfeɪʃl|  American pronunciation of the word facial
Brit.  |ˈfeɪʃ(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word facial

noun

- cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
- care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams

adjective

- of or concerning the face
- of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object

Examples

Victor's facial expression didn't change.

Facially the boys are similar.

...a mimic in black clothes and white facial makeup...

...a completely tasteless comment about her slight amount of facial hair...

Facial expressions are part of the conveyance of meaning.

In the photograph he seemed devoid of facial expression (=having no expression on his face).

...the bright lights of the TV studio washed out her facial features, making her look as white as a ghost...

Facial expressions are very important for nonverbal communication.

The spasm convulses her facial muscles

...facial tics and other unconscious movements that one would not normally call purposive actions...

Word forms

noun
singular: facial
plural: facials
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