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A hairstyle characterized by deep regular waves made by a heated curling iron.
v. mar·celled, mar·cell·ing, mar·cels
To style (the hair) with deep regular waves, using a curling iron.
To make such a hairstyle.
[After Marcel Grateau (1852-1936), French hairdresser.]
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(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]
(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)
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n., v. -celled, -cel•ling. n.
a. a deep continuous wave produced in the hair with a hot curling iron.
b. a hairstyle consisting of such waves.
2. to wave (hair) in a marcel.
[1890–95; after Marcel Grateau (1852–1936), French hairdresser]
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Past participle: marcelled
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|Noun||1.||marcel - a hairdo characterized by deep regular waves that are made by a heated curling iron|
|Verb||1.||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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