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marcel

[ mahr-sel ]
/ mɑrˈsɛl /
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verb (used with object), mar·celled, mar·cel·ling.
to wave (the hair) by means of special irons, producing the effect of regular, continuous waves (marcel waves ).
noun
a marcelling.
a marcelled condition.
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Origin of marcel

First recorded in 1890–95; named after Marcel Grateau (1852–1936), French hairdresser who originated it

OTHER WORDS FROM marcel

mar·cel·ler, noun

Other definitions for marcel (2 of 2)

Marcel
[ mahr-sel; French mar-sel ]
/ mɑrˈsɛl; French marˈsɛl /

noun
Ga·bri·el [ga-bree-el], /ga briˈɛl/, 1887–1973, French philosopher, dramatist, and critic.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for marcel (1 of 2)

marcel
/ (mɑːˈsɛl) /

noun
Also called: marcel wave a hairstyle characterized by repeated regular waves, popular in the 1920s
verb -cels, -celling or -celled
(tr) to make such waves in (the hair) with special hot irons

Derived forms of marcel

marceller, noun

Word Origin for marcel

C20: after Marcel Grateau (1852–1936), French hairdresser

British Dictionary definitions for marcel (2 of 2)

Marcel
/ (French marsɛl) /

noun
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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