Definition of upswept in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌəpˈswept/


1Curved, sloping, or directed upward: an upswept mustache
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  • The Kagemusha fixed blade appears to be a highly utilitarian knife with its upswept blade and slightly curved handle for user comfort.
  • With a scarred face, glass eye (the pupil of his left eye in the shape of a U.S. Eagle), upswept moustache, slicked down hair, a top hat and that wicked smile, Day-Lewis is memorable.
  • Architects will be looking for surfacing which suits the town square feel, and the boulevard of upswept maple trees planned for the east side of the High Street.
1.1(Of the hair) brushed or held upward and off the face: an elegant upswept style
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  • Most women prefer the traditional styles of long upswept hair for adults and long braids for girls.
  • Also striking was a realistic portrait from around 1970 of a woman with upswept hair seated in an ornate chair and another more painterly portrait of a faceless male figure against a background of abstract gestures.
  • Lucrezia twirled, letting the peacock feathers that were skewered through her brown, upswept hair hit our noses.

Words that rhyme with upswept

accept, crept, except, incept, inept, intercept, kept, leapt, overleaped, sept, slept, swept, wept, yclept

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Syllabification: up·swept

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