A lineament is a fancy, literary word that means "a part of a person's face," like his eyes, ears, or nose.

  • Pronunciation: /'lɪnɪəmənt/
  • English description:  the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
  • Synonyms: feature
  • Chinese Translation: 容貌(rong2 mao4)
  • Spanish Translation: el lineamiento
  • ORIGIN: In his poem "Manfred", Lord Byron wrote, "She was like me in lineaments — her eyes / Her hair, her features, all..." He was basically saying that a particular woman's face looked a lot like his own face, when he examined each part of it — each lineament — separately. The word comes from the Latin word linea, meaning "line." Lineaments can also refer to someone's distinctive features, not just their looks.


  • There is big variety of tans and nose lineament among them... and so what?.
  • His character corresponded to his outward lineaments; for he had all a monkey's busy and curious impertinence.

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