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marcel

[mahr-sel] /mɑrˈsɛl/
verb (used with object), marcelled, marcelling.
1.
to wave (the hair) by means of special irons, producing the effect of regular, continuous waves (marcel waves)
noun
2.
a marcelling.
3.
a marcelled condition.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; named after Marcel Grateau (1852-1936), French hairdresser who originated it
Related forms
marceller, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for marcel waves

marcel

/mɑːˈsɛl/
noun
1.
Also called marcel wave. a hairstyle characterized by repeated regular waves, popular in the 1920s
verb -cels, -celling, -celled
2.
(transitive) to make such waves in (the hair) with special hot irons
Derived Forms
marceller, noun
Word Origin
C20: after Marcel Grateau (1852–1936), French hairdresser

Marcel

/French marsɛl/
noun
1.
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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