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Definition of "brilliantine" []

  • An oily, perfumed hairdressing. (noun)
  • A glossy fabric made from cotton and worsted or cotton and mohair. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brilliantine" in a sentence
  • "Their hair was now loose and tousled, no longer trapped by the macassar oil and brilliantine pomade of former years."
  • "After shampooing, brilliantine, which was a rich glossy product, was applied, to give hair a nice sheen."
  • "Activating the brilliantine salacioubrooch given to him by the Waarghbeings of the Outer Dark, he quickly teleported to the Egypto-Ugaritic Life-torque meters."