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mar·cel

 (mär-sĕl′)
n.
A hairstyle characterized by deep regular waves made by a heated curling iron.
v. mar·celled, mar·cell·ing, mar·cels
v.tr.
To style (the hair) with deep regular waves, using a curling iron.
v.intr.
To make such a hairstyle.

[After Marcel Grateau (1852-1936), French hairdresser.]

marcel

(mɑːˈsɛl)
n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) Also called: marcel wave a hairstyle characterized by repeated regular waves, popular in the 1920s
vb, -cels, -celling or -celled
(Hairdressing & Grooming) (tr) to make such waves in (the hair) with special hot irons
[C20: after Marcel Grateau (1852–1936), French hairdresser]
marˈceller n

Marcel

(French marsɛl)
n
(Biography) Gabriel (Honoré) (ɡabriɛl). 1889–1973, French Christian existentialist philosopher and dramatist, whose philosophical works include Being and Having (1949) and The Mystery of Being (1951)

mar•cel

(mɑrˈsɛl)

n., v. -celled, -cel•ling. n.
1.
a. a deep continuous wave produced in the hair with a hot curling iron.
b. a hairstyle consisting of such waves.
v.t.
2. to wave (hair) in a marcel.
[1890–95; after Marcel Grateau (1852–1936), French hairdresser]
mar•cel′ler, n.

marcel


Past participle: marcelled
Gerund: marcelling

Imperative
marcel
marcel
Present
I marcel
you marcel
he/she/it marcels
we marcel
you marcel
they marcel
Preterite
I marcelled
you marcelled
he/she/it marcelled
we marcelled
you marcelled
they marcelled
Present Continuous
I am marcelling
you are marcelling
he/she/it is marcelling
we are marcelling
you are marcelling
they are marcelling
Present Perfect
I have marcelled
you have marcelled
he/she/it has marcelled
we have marcelled
you have marcelled
they have marcelled
Past Continuous
I was marcelling
you were marcelling
he/she/it was marcelling
we were marcelling
you were marcelling
they were marcelling
Past Perfect
I had marcelled
you had marcelled
he/she/it had marcelled
we had marcelled
you had marcelled
they had marcelled
Future
I will marcel
you will marcel
he/she/it will marcel
we will marcel
you will marcel
they will marcel
Future Perfect
I will have marcelled
you will have marcelled
he/she/it will have marcelled
we will have marcelled
you will have marcelled
they will have marcelled
Future Continuous
I will be marcelling
you will be marcelling
he/she/it will be marcelling
we will be marcelling
you will be marcelling
they will be marcelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been marcelling
you have been marcelling
he/she/it has been marcelling
we have been marcelling
you have been marcelling
they have been marcelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been marcelling
you will have been marcelling
he/she/it will have been marcelling
we will have been marcelling
you will have been marcelling
they will have been marcelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been marcelling
you had been marcelling
he/she/it had been marcelling
we had been marcelling
you had been marcelling
they had been marcelling
Conditional
I would marcel
you would marcel
he/she/it would marcel
we would marcel
you would marcel
they would marcel
Past Conditional
I would have marcelled
you would have marcelled
he/she/it would have marcelled
we would have marcelled
you would have marcelled
they would have marcelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marcel - a hairdo characterized by deep regular waves that are made by a heated curling ironmarcel - a hairdo characterized by deep regular waves that are made by a heated curling iron
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
Verb1.marcel - make a marcel in a woman's hair
wave - set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
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There were gas rings to heat up curling tongs which were thrust into the hair to do a marcel wave, plus create a few blisters.
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Being the 1920s, the Marcel Wave is the hair do this series.
Our pay was 5/- first year, 7/6 second year and 10/- extra if we would learn to marcel wave with hot tongs
For a timeless style, look no further than the Marcel wave.
I particularly adore this 1920s inspired lace number, which when teamed with her Marcel Wave leaves her looking every inch a celebrity.