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Early 17th century, borrowed from Medieval Latin faciālis (face-to-face, direct, open), from faciēs (form, configuration, figure; face, visage, countenance) +‎ -ālis (-al, adjectival suffix).

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪ.ʃəl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəl

facial (not comparable)

  1. (relational) Of or affecting the face.
  2. (medicine, relational) Concerned with or used in improving the appearance of the face.
  3. (transferred sense, law) (of a law or regulation validity) On its face; as it appears (as opposed to on a more probing analysis, as it is applied, etc.).
  • (dentistry location adjectives) anterior,‎ apical,‎ apicocoronal,‎ axial,‎ buccal,‎ buccoapical,‎ buccocervical,‎ buccogingival,‎ buccolabial,‎ buccolingual,‎ bucco-occlusal,‎ buccopalatal,‎ cervical,‎ coronal,‎ coronoapical,‎ distal,‎ distoapical,‎ distobuccal,‎ distocervical,‎ distocoronal,‎ distofacial,‎ distogingival,‎ distoincisal,‎ distolingual,‎ disto-occlusal,‎ distoclusal,‎ distocclusal,‎ distopalatal,‎ facial,‎ gingival,‎ incisal,‎ incisocervical,‎ inferior,‎ labial,‎ lingual,‎ linguobuccal,‎ linguo-occlusal,‎ mandibular,‎ maxillary,‎ mesial,‎ mesioapical,‎ mesiobuccal,‎ mesiocervical,‎ mesiocoronal,‎ mesiodistal,‎ mesiofacial,‎ mesioincisal,‎ mesiogingival,‎ mesiolingual,‎ mesio-occlusal,‎ mesioclusal,‎ mesiocclusal,‎ mesiopalatal,‎ occlusal,‎ palatal,‎ posterior,‎ proximal,‎ superior,‎ vestibular (Category: en:Dentistry) [edit]

facial (plural facials)

  1. (medicine) A personal care beauty treatment which involves cleansing and moisturizing of the human face.
  2. (film) A kind of early silent film focusing on the facial expressions of the actor.
  3. (slang, sports) (in some contact sports) A foul play which involves one player hitting another's face.
  4. (slang, pornography, sex) A sex act of male ejaculation onto another person's face.
    Synonym: money shot
    Coordinate term: self-facial
  • vampire facial
  • “facial”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
  • “facial”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
  • cafila

Borrowed from Latin faciālis.

  • IPA(key): (Central, Balearic) [fə.siˈal]
  • IPA(key): (Valencia) [fa.siˈal]

facial m or f (masculine and feminine plural facials)

  1. facial
  • “facial” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

From English facial.


  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) facial; personal care beauty treatment which involves cleansing and moisturizing of the human face
    facial [Cantonese]  ―  zou6 fei1 sou4 [Jyutping]  ―  to have a facial treatment
  • English Loanwords in Hong Kong Cantonese

From Latin faciālis.

  • IPA(key): /fa.sjal/

facial (feminine faciale, masculine plural faciaux, feminine plural faciales)

  1. facial
  • valeur faciale
  • “facial”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Borrowed from Latin faciālis.

  • Rhymes: -al, -aw
  • Hyphenation: fa‧ci‧al

facial m or f (plural faciais)

  1. facial (of the face)
  • facialmente

Borrowed from French facial.

facial m or n (feminine singular facială, masculine plural faciali, feminine and neuter plural faciale)

  1. facial

From Latin faciālis.

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /faˈθjal/ [faˈθjal]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /faˈsjal/ [faˈsjal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: fa‧cial

facial m or f (masculine and feminine plural faciales)

  1. facial
  • “facial”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014

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