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    Strands of hair.

    Hello,
    I would like to know if there are one-word synonyms for "strands of hair". By "strands of hair" I mean; they are number of hairs hang loosely near someone's face till lips or chin, especially a female's face. It is called "Lut" in Indian and Pakistani language.

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    Re: Strands of hair.

    Do you mean something like this: http://www.ayna.az/archive/i/datapic...2037551_dp.jpg ? If so, I don't know what they are called I'm afraid.
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    Re: Strands of hair.

    I don't think we have a specific name for it. I would describe the lady in bhaisahab's photo as having "tendrils of hair framing her face".
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    Re: Strands of hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Do you mean something like this: http://www.ayna.az/archive/i/datapic...2037551_dp.jpg ? If so, I don't know what they are called I'm afraid.
    Yes, but to be more precise something like in this picture as well.

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    Re: Strands of hair.

    Something like in what picture? There was no picture or link in your post.
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    Re: Strands of hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Something like in what picture? There was no picture or link in your post.
    I am using an iOS device. I tried to upload a picture, but don't know why it couldn't be uploaded. I, then, tried to edit the post#4 so I could provide the link and this time I wasn't even able to edit the post. When I click "edit post", it opens up, but the text field appears gray and I can't see what I type.
    I am going to rewrite a post giving a link in response to post#2.
    Last edited by Babarbutt; 19-Mar-2016 at 21:42.

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    Re: Strands of hair.

    Yes, but to be more precise something like in this picture as well.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=zayn...e97mHOVk_AM%3A
    Last edited by Babarbutt; 19-Mar-2016 at 21:40.

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    Re: Strands of hair.

    I don't think we have a word for that. The caption on the picture pretty much sums it up for me - a loose strand of hair.
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    Re: Strands of hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't think we have a word for that. The caption on the picture pretty much sums it up for me - a loose strand of hair.
    Shouldn't have you typed? "A loose strands of hair", pertaining to the caption on the picture whose link I provided.
    As far as I know "a loose strand of hair" would be considered as a single hair, rather than a small/thin cluster of hair forming a strand.

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    #10

    Re: Strands of hair.

    Had I typed "a loose strands of hair", it would have been grammatically incorrect, something I try to avoid.

    The website caption says "His loose strand of hair" and that is correct. That's why I said I would use "a loose strand of hair". A strand of hair does not have to be one single hair. In this picture, it's several hairs (I imagine they are stuck together with some kind of hair product) but because they hang together, they're a strand.
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