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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Jasper had not called his hair his coiffure.
▪ Now Jezrael saw that Zulei had taken a short blade from the coiffure.
▪ Passing by pedestrians in their Sunday best, I caught wafts of perfume and coiffure.
▪ She'd arrived in the sidecar of Miss Brahms's current beau and her coiffure had suffered terrible punishment as a result.
▪ Spectacular real furs and overworked multi-tone coiffures survive in profusion.
▪ This masculinity was emphasised by her uncompromising coiffure, her grey hair drawn tightly back and screwed into a straggling bun.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Coiffure \Coif"fure\, n. [F., fr. coiffer. See Coif.] A headdress, or manner of dressing the hair.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"style or fashion of wearing the hair," 1630s, from French coiffure, from coiffer (see coiffeur).


n. hairstyle vb. (context transitive English) to style or arrange hair

  1. n. the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair) [syn: hairdo, hair style]

  2. v. arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" [syn: dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe]

Usage examples of "coiffure".

And at length emerges the little aigrette of silver flowers, the ebony coiffure, the gray silk robe and mauve sash of Mademoiselle Jasmin, my fiancee!

Saint-Thegonec, le bavolet de Landerneau, toutes ces coiffures portees depuis tant de siecles chargent ces tetes nouvelles de toute la melancolie du passe.

One was a consumer advocate for CBS television, a former runner-up to Miss North Carolina in the Miss America contest, thirty years old, rather puckishly committed to a variation on the original Ann-Margret coiffure which, given all proper due, admirably suited her auburn hair, opinionated, contentious beyond belief, and directly responsible for a Xerox price rollback that had cost the firm nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

Or that Missi, apparently forever content to hover in the shadow of the alluring Zezula, would spring for a phototropic hair weave that caused her coiffure to change color as well as pattern with every light shift?

Marga, she was a discreet person: there was a building in the Calle Ventura de la Vega where, up a flight, a dim shuttered room afforded but one furnishing above necessity, a mirror, mounted along the length of the bed, which that afternoon reflected with a fertile vigor undiminished by repetition liberties taken upon every natural part of her but her coiffure, though that, to be sure, was a crown of artifice whose consequent fragility she had good reason to protect: only in descent from the exposed and cultivated brow did the remontant powers of nature prove how, as the poet wrote, the natural in woman closely is allied to art.

It was around then that Sawako, who had always worn her hair in Western style, began having it done up in a traditional high-piled Shimada, a coiffure that set off beautifully her ukiyoye-like face.

He peered critically at himself in the mirror and made small jabs at his coiffure with the comb, which seemed pitifully inadequate to the task.

Ear-rings, and a meticulous, micrometrically precise coiffure held in place by at least a dozen glittering buckles, combs and barrettes.

Their jewels, their ultrafashionable dress, their eye-catching coiffures had all been designed as advertisements to attract general attention.

Before him stood a battalion of chambermaids in crisp monochrome, their caps of fluted white linen seated upon their coiffures like matching baby doves.

Slender and pale, her cornsilk hair done up into a coiffure as convulsed as the bloom of an orchid.

Milli-cent Kent's coiffure looked like a missile protruding from its silo in preparation for launch.

With him, and wielding a big flashlight, was a man in a business suit, a coiffure bouffante, and rubber gloves.

That’s why she wore dark clothes and strict coiffures, and these eternally annoying spectacles.

Happiness and hopefulness, like self-confidence, were inner qualities that provided a measure of beauty no amount of powder or rouge or artful coiffures could match.