Definition of brilliantine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbrɪliəntiːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪliəntiːn//
[uncountable] Hair products and accessories
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oil used in the past to make men’s hair shiny See related entries: Hair products and accessories Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French brillantine, from brillant ‘shining’, present participle of briller, from Italian brillare, probably from Latin beryllus from Greek bērullos.