Definition of facial in English:

facial

adjective

  • Of or affecting the face.

    ‘facial expressions’
    • ‘All the dancers should maintain totally blank facial expressions throughout.’
    • ‘His kooky gestures, facial expressions, attitude, and delivery were all perfect.’
    • ‘During her trial, Selena was reported to have made odd facial expressions at the jury several times.’
    • ‘The drooped heads and lost facial expressions on Sunday evening last told its own story.’
    • ‘With a wide range or regional accents and facial expressions for each joke, Omid really did bring the house down.’
    • ‘Her narration was carried within every facial expression as much as through the words themselves.’
    • ‘There may be facial expressions for other emotions such as shame or awe, but these have yet to be identified.’
    • ‘Nobody knows why some people should be affected by facial blushing so severe that it blights their lives.’
    • ‘The research used photos which show men and women making a range of facial expressions.’
    • ‘A lower motor neurone lesion causes weakness of all the muscles of facial expression.’
    • ‘The only way to distinguish them is by their subtly different signature walks and facial expressions.’
    • ‘She watches the dance of the center couple with a bitter facial expression, her hands folded in withdrawn.’
    • ‘They use a wide variety of facial expressions and calls to communicate with one another.’
    • ‘Nothing in Jene's facial expression revealed his opinion on Falnec's response.’
    • ‘Dorley-Brown asked them to express themselves entirely through facial expression.’
    • ‘His true fascination was with the exploration of human character through facial expression.’
    • ‘Deshan's facial expression first softened, then turned into one of disgust.’
    • ‘He could quote dialogue, he could resurrect physical postures and facial expressions.’
    • ‘Her discomfort in her surroundings was evident in her body and facial expressions.’
    • ‘The earlier Door Gods were depicted with fearful facial features and expressions.’

noun

  • A beauty treatment for the face.

    ‘the offer includes a facial, make-up, and manicure’
    • ‘Pampering spas want to relax you, with features that often include facials and body wraps in addition to massage.’
    • ‘We were then taken through to the treatment rooms for our facials and the low lighting was very relaxing.’
    • ‘This offers massage, facials, manicures and sunbed while the health and leisure club has an 18-metre swimming pool and a modern gym.’
    • ‘Choose from massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and body treatments.’
    • ‘The bride-to-be and her friends get together at a spa to enjoy relaxing massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and other treatments.’
    • ‘A small basement gym carries essential fitness equipment, and there is a menu of spa treatments: facials, massages and manicures.’
    • ‘This means that they use only these super luxurious plant - based products and offer specialised massages, facials and treatments that are specific to that company.’
    • ‘Health and beauty treatments, including aromatherapy, facials and more, are available at a 10% discount for guests.’
    • ‘Avoid any type of skin trauma this week, such as waxing, laser treatments, microdermabrasion and facials.’
    • ‘But if you must be greedy, the hotel has lots of pampering facilities, including a fitness room, sauna and treatment rooms offering facials and massage.’
    • ‘Beauty treatments range from facials, nails, massage, bodywraps and waxing thus providing the perfect preparation for a bride to prepare in every way for her wedding day.’
    • ‘The centre offers a range of treatments for men and women, from manicures and facials to massages and balneotherapy (a bath with jets).’
    • ‘No beauty cream, no facials, no amount of makeup can give you the glow, fresh and relaxed look that a sound sleep provides.’
    • ‘In addition to a nutritional program, there were various treatments like massage, facials, and seaweed wraps to aid in the rehabilitative process.’
    • ‘We all got massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and the rest of the relaxing fixings.’
    • ‘All her friends know that she has such a mania for keeping her sensitive skin looking great that she seeks out the best spas and salons for facials and treatments wherever she goes.’
    • ‘Those makeovers include skincare analysis, facials, waxing and hair styling.’
    • ‘The spas will give teenage girls a place to go for a day of pampering, including manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and skin care classes.’
    • ‘Naturally, there's a well-equipped gym, plus a superb heath and beauty salon offering manicures and facials, saunas and full body massage.’
    • ‘The salon, to be called Indulgence will specialise in beauty treatments such as creative nails, facials, tanning and waxing.’

Origin

Early 17th century (as a theological term meaning ‘face to face, open’): from medieval Latin facialis, from facies (see face). The current sense of the adjective dates from the early 19th century.

Pronunciation:

facial

/ˈfeɪʃ(ə)l/