Definition of facial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfāSHəl/


Of or affecting the face: facial expressions
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  • Nobody knows why some people should be affected by facial blushing so severe that it blights their lives.
  • The earlier Door Gods were depicted with fearful facial features and expressions.
  • With a wide range or regional accents and facial expressions for each joke, Omid really did bring the house down.


A beauty treatment for the face.
Example sentences
  • Beauty treatments range from facials, nails, massage, bodywraps and waxing thus providing the perfect preparation for a bride to prepare in every way for her wedding day.
  • The spas will give teenage girls a place to go for a day of pampering, including manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and skin care classes.
  • Avoid any type of skin trauma this week, such as waxing, laser treatments, microdermabrasion and facials.



Example sentences
  • As the Titles of Nobility Clause recognizes, the social message of facially discriminatory laws that separate some out as superiors and other as inferiors is a wrong that it is proper for the Constitution to forbid.
  • When I was 14, I discovered a club at school called Operation Smile, an organization that sponsors free surgery for facially deformed kids in developing countries.
  • Officers are now urgently trying to identify the victims, to protect them from further abuse, with the help of a special computer system, which facially maps them and adds them to a database to show whether they have been used elsewhere.


Early 17th century (as a theological term meaning 'face to face, open'): from medieval Latin facialis, from facies (see face). The current sense of the adjective dates from the early 19th century.

Words that rhyme with facial

abbatial, craniofacial, fascial, glacial, interracial, multiracial, palatial, primatial, racial, spatial

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Syllabification: fa·cial

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