Definition of whiteface in English:

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whiteface

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wītˌfās/

noun

1White stage makeup.
Example sentences
  • In the context of this event, the dancers' makeup - whiteface with eyes and mouths outlined - had a disturbing edge, though as they moved they conjured more Weimar than minstrel show.
  • However, it was not only in theater that this stage Irish character of whiteface began to appear.
  • The top dog, Lincoln, in costume and whiteface, impersonates Honest Abe in a sideshow, for customers playing Booth to shoot at.
2chiefly North American A Hereford cow or bull.
Example sentences
  • I've been breeding white-faces - pure-bred Herefords.

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Syllabification: white·face

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