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Of or relating to barbering or a barber.

[From Latin tōnsōrius, from tōnsor, barber, from tōnsus, past participle of tondēre, to shear; see tem- in Indo-European roots.]


(Hairdressing & Grooming) often facetious of or relating to barbering or hairdressing
[C19: from Latin tōnsōrius concerning shaving, from tondēre to shave]


(tɒnˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-)

of or pertaining to a barber or barbering.
[1805–15; < Latin tōnsōri(us) of shaving, derivative of tondēre to shave]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tonsorial - of or relating to barbers and barberingtonsorial - of or relating to barbers and barbering; "tonsorial work"; "tonsorial parlor"


[tɒnˈsɔːrɪəl] ADJ (esp hum) [look, style] → barberil; [matters] → relativo a la barba


adj (hum, rare form)Barbier- (hum); tonsorial artistBarbier m
References in classic literature ?
As Tarzan labored at his tonsorial task, his active mind was busy with many things.
In addition to its role as an outlet for retailers, politics, and racial pride, The Dawn became the publication on record for the promotion of black entrepreneurship and tonsorial parlors.
More than a dozen businesses in the area will get into the "Sweeney Todd" spirit for the evening, serving up food, decorations and other tonsorial (barber) effects in the run-up to next week's Stephen Sondheim opera.
As others have noted, Catherine expresses her creativity through her tonsorial experiments, her witty conversation, what Burwell calls her "slightly scandalous manner of dressing," and her carefully cultivated suntans (109).
David Ortiz comes the closest to tonsorial artwork, with his neatly trimmed and manicured cheeks, just as he comes closest to perfection with the bat in his hand, as long as he doesn't use it to express his frustrations in the dugout.
To this tonsorial diet we add Vitamin E and yoghurt, how are you doing hair, sure you still aren't hungry?
The next preface (in italics) identifies the "owner of the voice" as a dramatic construct, a "whitish plump man, a little under the middle size and age, with such blue eyes as many Irishmen have, and agile in his movements and with a slight tonsorial baldness--a penny might cover it--of the crown" (Wells 1967, 4).
My barber on Penarth Road learned his tonsorial trade in the Great War trenches and he brought his tools home with him.
His tonsorial skills also attracted censure as the inspector felt the children's haircuts made them look like "little monks".
And the home side followed up with a Groom repeat and a converted Fraser Tait try in a second half that saw Street's persecution complex intensify, notably when flanker Beau Carney was sin-binned when he protested too much following after a tonsorial assault on James Otutaha.
DESPITE "Strictly Come Dancing" revealing his penchant for sequinned tops, tonsorial realignment and staccato lumbering ineptitude for any music from South America, Michael Vaughan remains a respected former England captain and cricketing pundit, which makes his recent attempts at comedy to be ill-advised and inappropriate.
AP) -- The tonsorial arts may be fading away from corner shops nationwide, but the craft of barbering is experiencing a small renaissance in Taylorville, Ill.