Share this entry
British English: /hɛː/
American English: /hɛr/

Translation of hair in Italian:


  • 1 uncountable (collectively)
    (human) (on head) capelli (masculine plural) , capigliatura (feminine) , chioma (feminine)
    (on body) peli (masculine plural)
    to have long, short hair
    avere i capelli lunghi, corti
    (cat, dog)
    avere il pelo lungo, corto
    blond, black hair
    capelli biondi, neri
    a fine head of hair
    una bella capigliatura
    to brush, wash one's hair
    spazzolarsi, lavarsi i capelli
    to get one's hair cut
    farsi tagliare i capelli
    to have one's hair done

also: -haired adjective in composti

  • long, short-haired
    dai capelli lunghi, corti
    dal pelo lungo, corto
    dark, curly-haired
    dai capelli scuri, ricci


by a hair, by a hair's breadth

to have a hair's breadth escape

salvarsi per un pelo o per il rotto della cuffia

he didn't turn a hair

non ha fatto una piega o non ha battuto ciglio

he was perfect, not a hair out of place

era perfetto, non aveva un solo capello fuori posto

it made my hair stand on end

mi ha fatto rizzare i capelli in testa

I won't let them touch o harm a hair of your head

keep your hair on! the thought made her hair curl

(British English) [informal]
stai calmo! non preoccuparti!
il pensiero le fece rizzare i capelli in testa

to get in somebody's hair

stare tra i piedi di qualcuno o dare fastidio a qualcuno

to have somebody by the short hairs

(American English) [informal]
tenere qualcuno in pugno, in propria balia

to let one's hair down

rilassarsi o lasciarsi andare

to split hairs

to tear one's hair out

strapparsi i capelli

you need a hair of the dog (that bit you)

= hai bisogno di un bicchierino di liquore per farti passare la sbronza
Definition of hair in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources