Share this entry

Share this page

French roll

Line breaks: French roll

Definition of French roll in English:

noun

A woman’s hairstyle in which the hair is tucked into a vertical roll down the back of the head.
Example sentences
  • Impulsively she released the French roll and shook her hair out.
  • We went inside to the front desk on level 1, and were told to wait on a sofa by the reception-desk girl with hair fastened into a fascinating French roll.
  • Her lips were full and red and her raven hair was pulled up in a French roll of sorts.

Definition of French roll in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing