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headful Syllabification: head·ful
Pronunciation: /ˈhedfo͝ol/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of headful in English:


1A quantity sufficient to cover the head: a headful of tight curls
More example sentences
  • He was cute, with his headful of brown curls, goatee, and funny grin.
  • Meanwhile, the texture challenged seem to dream of a headful of bodacious curls and waves.
  • Whatever the technique, Miranda's weaves result in headfuls of seamless fantasy locks in every conceivable hue.
2A great amount (of knowledge or information): a headful of things to worry about
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  • You remind me of another young roller I once knew, a roller with a golden arm and a headful of dreams.
  • At the same time, those people who spend a lot of time studying democracy are not big deal either, because we cannot use a headful of democratic blueprint with some articles and clauses and expect it to be brought into existence.
  • A youngster from a disturbingly troubled background, he was left to wander the woods near his home, armed with a gun and a headful of demonic thoughts.
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