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kohl

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Pronunciation: /kəʊl
 
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Definition of kohl in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A black powder, usually antimony sulphide or lead sulphide, used as eye make-up especially in Eastern countries.
Example sentences
  • She stood in front of the mirror and applied mascara and kohl to her eyes, blinking a few times.
  • I mean this girl had no makeup on except some lovely kohl around her eyes, and she was just so mesmerizing.
  • For one thing she was wearing rouge on her cheeks and kohl about her eyes.

Origin

late 18th century: from Arabic kuḥl.

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