Definition of long face in English:

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long face

noun

An unhappy or disappointed expression.
Example sentences
  • Since we have a tendency to make long faces over issues that should otherwise make the countenance of our nation a smiling one, we take everything with a pinch of salt.
  • The performances are so stifled that at times one feels like throttling the characters to extract some kind of expression from them, apart from the usual long face.
  • The management had long faces when they found out.

Derivatives

long-faced

adjective
Example sentences
  • It was not a pleasant experience, driving along the road along with dozens of other long-faced motorists, all obviously suffering from post Bank Holiday blues.
  • Halfway down a flight of stairs he encounters a long-faced, very earnest fellow strumming a guitar and singing to a group of young women who might well be Romance-language majors.
  • Journalism may need some long-faced fellows to look backward and tell us how things have gone badly, but that species is in more than adequate supply.

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Syllabification: long face

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