Definition of head-turning in US English:

head-turning

adjective

  • Extremely noticeable or attractive.

    ‘her skimpy, head-turning costumes’
    • ‘The different shape is an immediate eye catcher, and with the subject matter now being the definite ‘hero’, you have that powerful head-turning shot you have always wanted.’
    • ‘Laura, 22, from Rochdale, graduated in chemical engineering and has an IQ of 150 to go with her head-turning figure.’
    • ‘The following coating schedule for varnish is offered as guidance, not gospel, but following it will nearly always yield a head-turning finish.’
    • ‘But this spring, hairstylists from every walk of life have rediscovered their head-turning appeal.’
    • ‘It costs about the same, has the same head-turning effect on men, and a much better resale value.’
    • ‘Then, as now, revival hinged on creating head-turning cars.’
    • ‘And while this will go a long way toward making your midsection smaller, you can do more to give it a head-turning look.’
    • ‘To be fair, I did note in my journal that the car has a strong, smooth powertrain, great brakes, nice fit, fantastic stereo and head-turning good looks.’
    • ‘From head-turning fashion to entertainment and lots of fun, Roses in Bloom fashion show hosted in the Seven Oaks Hotel proved an unmissable night.’
    • ‘It's heavy, easily breakable and cannot be formed into the swoopy transparent panels that clothe some of the most head-turning concept cars.’
    • ‘With a catwalk erected down the centre of the school's canteen, the night was set for some head-turning fashion.’
    • ‘Like the installation, the photos included in the exhibition have a head-turning immediacy but elliptical meaning.’
    • ‘A cash prize will also be awarded for the most creative hat, a category which always attracts head-turning creations.’
    • ‘The pitch is not usually a head-turning new plan of action.’
    • ‘But what turned her dress from classic to head-turning was the plunging neckline that went down in a deep V, ending an inch or two above her navel, two tiny pieces of fabric keeping her from spilling out everywhere.’
    • ‘Scores of females are paddling out to the breaks, and pro riders have amped things up with head-turning performances.’
    • ‘This fast-paced workout will transform your backside into a head-turning asset’
    • ‘It looks better from some angles than others, with the rear three-quarters in particular looking a little heavy, but overall it's a good looking and head-turning car.’
    • ‘Here's a preview of some head-turning products and innovations I'll be sniffing out for future reviews.’
    • ‘His music is equally shocking: a head-turning splurge of jerking beats, atonal electronic noises, howling vocals and the occasional burst of rock guitar that bears virtually no relation to anything else released in the garage genre.’

Pronunciation

head-turning

/ˈhedˌtərniNG/