Definition of fingernail in English:

fingernail

Syllabification: fin·ger·nail
Pronunciation: /ˈfiNGgərˌnāl
 
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noun

  • The flattish horny part on the upper surface of the tip of each finger.
    More example sentences
    • Use the back of your fingernail on your index finger to part and lift a new section of hair to the left of the braid.
    • Her nail varnish is applied patchily, on bitten fingernails and bitten toenails.
    • I sat at the kitchen table, scraping off some dried up stuff on the glass surface with my fingernail.

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