Definition of fingernail in English:

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fingernail

Pronunciation: /ˈfiNGɡərˌnāl/

noun

The flattish horny part on the upper surface of the tip of each finger.
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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Syllabification: fin·ger·nail

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