Definition of open-faced in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōpənˈfāst/


1Having a frank or ingenuous expression.
Example sentences
  • As each august eulogizer in turn stepped solemnly to the podium, one large, open-faced fellow in a ski jacket, carrying the Star as well as the Post, loudly asked from his seat a couple of rows behind the family, ‘Who's that?’.
  • The experience was a little like being seated next to a cheerful, open-faced fellow on a long airplane flight who begins talking to you - and then never, ever, ever stops, not even when he has his Salisbury steak dinner in his mouth.
  • Though suspecting that he is being sidetracked until his bosses are reassured of his nerves, the dark, clenched Eyal poses as a tour guide and insinuates himself into the lives of these blonde, open-faced, boundlessly naive Germans.
2(Of a watch) having no cover other than the glass.
2.1 (also open-face) North American (Of a sandwich or pie) without an upper layer of bread or pastry.
Example sentences
  • This might be something along the lines of an open-face sandwich.
  • Rather than making a sandwich with two pieces of white bread, use one slice of whole wheat to make an open-face sandwich or an extra-thick half sandwich, suggests Randi Konikoff, R.D., a nutritionist at Tufts University in Boston.
  • For a quick fix, there are several open-face sandwiches and salads to choose from, including an excellent fattouch of crispy lettuce, toasted seasoned pita and lots of lemon and oil.
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