brilliantine


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bril·lian·tine

 (brĭl′yən-tēn′)
n.
1. An oily, perfumed hairdressing.
2. A glossy fabric made from cotton and worsted or cotton and mohair.

[French brillantine, from brillant, brilliant; see brilliant.]

brilliantine

(ˈbrɪljənˌtiːn)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a perfumed oil used to make the hair smooth and shiny
2. (Textiles) chiefly US a glossy fabric made of mohair and cotton
[C19: from French, from brillant shining]

bril•lian•tine

(ˈbrɪl yənˌtin)

n.
an oily preparation used to make the hair lustrous.
[1870–75, Amer.; < French]
bril′lian•tined`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brilliantine - a pomade to make the hair manageable and lustrous
pomade, pomatum - hairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment
Translations

brilliantine

[ˈbrɪljəntiːn] Nbrillantina f

brilliantine

nBrillantine f, → Haarpomade f
References in classic literature ?
The scent of brilliantine on his whiskers struck him as particularly pleasant in the fresh air.
Men went from powdered white wigs, mutton chop sideburns and whiskers to centre partings slicked down with brilliantine or perfumed oil.
Garnier Fructis Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray, $3, drugstores
In a typical star turn in Have His Carcase, Lord Peter deduces copious information about a dead man--his elaborate sense of style, his social class, his downscale work as a hotel ballroom dancer--from the make and shape of his hat and and a few traces of brilliantine.
Guitarist and vocalist Dan said: "While John has a history of playing with class acts like Rolf & Cindy Band and Brilliantine, Ben, Danny and I had been playing together for years as an synth funk band The Fantastic Car.
AFRO COMB+MASON PEARSON BOAR BRISTLE BRUSH +EDEN EDGE CONTROL +BUMBLE AND BUMBLE BRILLIANTINE +SUPERDRUG HAIR-GRIPS = A-LIST PERFECTION
Magazine, brought together bands such as This Ain't Vegas, Mavis, Brilliantine and The Bubble Project, helping to create the kind of music community that continues to thrive in the city.
Their partners wore hair sleeked down with brilliantine until it looked like black laquer and suggested something no polite woman spoke of.
Midway began with an assortment of products that included Hinds Hand & Body Cream, which had a 30% market share in Mexico; Mejoral, an aspirin product that had a 60-year history of strong brand loyalty and a dominant market share position in Mexico; and the Jockey Club line of brilliantine hair products, a popular brand in the Mexican marketplace for 50 years that provided instant brand recognition and solid sales from day one.
She selected and quickly slipped into a long brown skirt of glossy brilliantine and a brown wool shirt stitched in red silk.
At noon the maids arrive, their heavy cotton clothes crinkling with starch, smelling of brilliantine, bringing gourds of posol.