Definition of kajal in English:

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kajal

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌdʒəl/

noun

[mass noun]
A black powder used in South Asia as a cosmetic, either around the eyes or as a mark on the forehead.
Example sentences
  • Castor oil is also used in the preparation of cosmetics, especially kajal and lipsticks.
  • Hours are spent on styling hair, painting nails, applying way too much kajal around the eyes and lip gloss, making them look twice their age.
  • An equally important source of lead exposure in our culture is the use of kajal and surma, both of which contain lead.

Origin

From Hindi kājal.

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