Definition of hatchet-faced in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaCHət ˈˌfāst/


With a narrow face and sharp features.
Example sentences
  • A catfight breaks out between restless, wilful Miss Braund and her pugnacious chaperone, Mrs Hammond, ending with a slap from the hostess, the hatchet-faced Mrs Rogers.
  • And Hunt's character, a humourless, hatchet-faced harridan with an undercurrent of insecurity, gives very little for the audience to engage with.
  • On the door are squads of camp couture Stasi in suits and hatchet-faced girls with long legs and lists.

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Syllabification: hatch·et-faced

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