Definition of facial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfeɪʃl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeɪʃl//
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[usually before noun] connected with a person’s face; on a person’s face a facial expression facial hair Word Originearly 17th cent. (as a theological term meaning ‘face to face, open’): from medieval Latin facialis, from facies ‘form, appearance, face’. The current sense of the adjective dates from the early 19th cent.
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