Definition of spirit gum in English:

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spirit gum

Pronunciation: /ˈspirit ɡəm/

noun

A quick-drying solution of gum, chiefly used by actors to attach false hair to their faces.
Example sentences
  • Facial hair was made from clippings from small braids of real hair and spirit gum and we then used pens and shadows to create the illusion of shadow and shaving-beaten skin.
  • I woke up with my hair glued to my ears with spirit gum, but still contend it was worth it.
  • This is then applied to the pre-shaved pubic area with spirit gum; alternatively the wig can be attached to a transparent G-string.

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Syllabification: spir·it gum

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