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manicure (ˈmænɪˌkjʊə



  1. care of the hands and fingernails, involving shaping the nails, removing cuticles, etc
  2. another word for manicurist



  1. to care for (the hands and fingernails) in this way
  2. (transitive) to trim neatly

Word Origin

C19: from French, from Latin manus hand + cūra care

Translations for 'manicure'

  • British English: manicure A manicure is the cosmetic procedure of having the skin on your hands softened and your nails cut and polished.I have a manicure occasionally.ˈmænɪˌkjʊə NOUN
  • Arabic: تَدْرِيـمُ الْأَظَافِر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: manicure
  • Chinese: 修指甲
  • Croatian: manikiranje
  • Czech: manikúra
  • Danish: manicure
  • Dutch: manicurehandverzorging
  • European Spanish: manicura
  • Finnish: käsi- ja kynsihoito
  • French: manucure
  • German: Maniküre
  • Greek: μανικιούρ
  • Italian: manicure
  • Japanese: マニキュア
  • Korean: 매니큐어
  • Norwegian: manikyr
  • Polish: manicure
  • Portuguese: manicura
  • Romanian: manichiură manichiuri
  • Russian: маникюр
  • Spanish: manicura
  • Swedish: manikyr
  • Thai: การทำเล็บ
  • Turkish: manikür
  • Ukrainian: манікюр
  • Vietnamese: sự cắt sửa móng tay
  • British English: manicure If you manicure your hands or nails, you care for them by softening your skin and cutting and polishing your nails.He was surprised to see how carefully she had manicured her broad hands.ˈmænɪˌkjʊə VERB
  • Arabic: يُدَّرِمُ الْأَظَافِر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cuidar das unhas
  • Chinese: 修剪
  • Croatian: manikirati
  • Czech: manikýrovat
  • Danish: manicurere
  • Dutch: manicuren
  • European Spanish: hacer la manicura
  • Finnish: hoitaa käsiä ja kynsiä
  • French: manucurer
  • German: maniküren
  • Greek: κάνω μανικιούρ
  • Italian: fare la manicure
  • Japanese: マニキュアを塗る
  • Korean: 매니큐어를 하다
  • Norwegian: stelle hendene
  • Polish: zrobić manicure robić manicure
  • Portuguese: cuidar das unhas
  • Romanian: a-și face manichiura
  • Russian: делать маникюр
  • Spanish: hacer la manicura
  • Swedish: manikyrera
  • Thai: ทำเล็บ
  • Turkish: manikür yapmak
  • Ukrainian: робити манікюр
  • Vietnamese: cắt sửa móng tay

Example Sentences Including 'manicure'

Re pedicure/ manicure for Dan, unlikely as Dan considers changing his socks the height of good grooming.
Bénédicte Newland and Pascale Smets AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR (2005)
Her face was all blotchy red and she was clenching her fists without even thinking about her manicure.
Hodgman, Ann My Babysitter Bites Back
Walt and I celebrated yesterday by both having a manicure & pedicure at Bliss Spa.
Bénédicte Newland and Pascale Smets AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR (2005)


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