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    middle part - der Mittelscheitel --- Haare

    New entry

    middle part - der Mittelscheitel --- Haare

    Examples/ definitions with source references

    In addition to the already existing translations for "Mittelscheitel", I would like to propose "middle part" as another variant.

    Long Hair with a Middle Part and Layers that Frame the Face

    Frame your face with layers instead of drowning your features in thick straight hair. A middle part is terrific for layers that bring out the symmetry in your facial features. It also helps elongate your face.

    Sure, a middle part is often scary for thick, long hair. It can end up giving you triangle head. However, with the right layers and texturizing, you’ll be left instead with softer tresses with gorgeous movement.

    One great way to play around with a classic middle part is by getting curtain-style bangs.

    Super cute and perfect for summer. Split your hair in a middle part and twist a mini bun up either side.

    Does Having A Side Parting Actually Make You “Old”? The Vogue Beauty Team Weighs In

    [...] “Prove me wrong, but I don’t think there is a single person who looks better with a side part than they do a middle part.”

    "After avoiding the style for years, I decided to go for the middle part. It was time to overcome my forehead insecurities, and the centre part was going to help me do it. Initially I felt exposed, expecting people to stare and make comments on what I saw as my seemingly receding hairline and extended forehead. Of course, nobody cared. My insecurities were mine and mine alone. I now rock every hairstyle under the sun and confidently wear my hair in a middle part."

    “A side part overall complements strong cheekbones and good bone structure," he says. "Middle parts are ideal for an oblong shaped face and I believe add an illusion of roundness."

    "The middle part is definitely our favorite,” says celebrity hair stylist and salon owner Adel Chabbi. “It frames the face beautifully and helps to achieve an attractive oval shape.” Chabbi proclaims that the middle part is more youthful and has additional advantages like not showing the hairline as much.

    As a millennial, I have a long history with the side part, from wearing a dramatic deep side part in eighth grade to a more modern version in my early ‘20s. If you’re as TikTok-obsessed as am, however, you likely already know there’s a major debate going on between Gen-Zs and Millennials about whether side parts or middle parts are better. Millennials are Team Side Part, while Gen-Zers claim that side parts (along with skinny jeans) are officially out. 

    [...] The truth is, when it comes to the side part vs. middle part debate, it’s all about finding the part that works best with your face shape. If you have a square, diamond, or heart shaped face, a side part can help soften your defined cheekbones and jawline. 

    AuthorIrene-S (1061812) 03 Oct 22, 20:32

    Dazu auch :

     ... 2 middle /ˈmɪdl̟/ noun

    plural middles

    Britannica Dictionary definition of MIDDLE


    1  : a middle part, point, or position

       He parts his hair in the middle. [=center] ...

    #1Authorno me bré (700807) 03 Oct 22, 20:54

    If you want a noun for Mittelscheitel, I'd say "a part in the middle" is more idiomatic.

    Notice that the dictionary entry cited in #1 is for "middle" and not "part". The boldfaced text "middle part" has nothing to do with hair - it simply means that "middle" can sometimes be used as a shortened version of middle part, point, or position. For example, "in the middle of the song" can mean in the middle part or middle section of the song. When an example is given for hair, they don't use "middle part", instead they give "He parts his hair in the middle", which is a different suggestion than in the OP.

    Just so there is no misunderstanding... I'm not saying that the OP is wrong per se, it's just that #1 is not supporting evidence for the OP. That would be a misreading of the definition cited.

    #2Authorwupper (354075)  04 Oct 22, 00:57

    Is "part" used in BE for "parting"?

    #3AuthorRominara (1294573) 04 Oct 22, 09:59

    I would have said absolutely not -- but maybe it is in the world of hairdressing? Two of the quotations in the OP seem to be from British sources.

    Seeing the phrase "middle part", I would never for a moment think of hair. An entry would certainly need a marking -- at least chiefly AE. (Pity, I had my hair cut this afternoon -- I could have asked the hairdresser about this.)

    #4AuthorHecuba - UK (250280) 04 Oct 22, 18:58

    Re #4

    [Völlig OT]


    (Pity, I had my hair cut this afternoon -- I could have asked the hairdresser about this.) 😂

    Da empfiehlt sich die LEO App -- damit ist man/ frau auch beim Friseur immer auf dem neuesten Stand... 😉

    #5Authorkarla13 (1364913) 04 Oct 22, 19:55

    (OT) Speaking for myself, I think having access to LEO at all times would be too much of a good thing. : -)

    #6AuthorHecuba - UK (250280)  05 Oct 22, 09:38


    Es wird in diesem Zusammenhang wohl Zeit für den Uraltwitz:

    Why is a bald head like heaven?

    Because there is no parting there.

    #7Authorwienergriessler (925617) 05 Oct 22, 11:33

    Still OT

    On the same theme: when I was a child, another child would ask "Are you my friend?", and when you said "yes" they would ruffle your hair and say "Then let there be no parting".

    #8AuthorHecuba - UK (250280) 05 Oct 22, 12:43
    Context/ examples


    (North American English)

    (British English parting)

    [countable] a line on a person’s head where the hair is divided with a comb

    16 hair [countable usually singular] American English

    a parting



    countable ​


    a parting in your hair


    The entries for *scheitel (Haare) just need clearing up generally. There are various entries with "part" and "parting", some marked British or American, some not.

    Leo already has "middle parting" and "centre parting (Brit.)"

    Then it has a nonsense entry for "centre (BE) part (Amer.)" that can be removed.

    And a sensible entry "center part (Amer.)".

    see also related discussion: part - der Scheitel

    #9AuthorCM2DD (236324)  05 Oct 22, 16:03
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