Definition of upswept in English:

upswept

Line breaks: up|swept
Pronunciation: /ˈʌpswɛpt
 
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adjective

  • 1Curved, sloping, or directed upwards: an upswept moustache
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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 upwards 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.

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