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visage

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɪzɪdʒ
 
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Definition of visage in English:

noun

literary
1A person’s face, with reference to the form or proportions of the features: an elegant, angular visage
More example sentences
  • Argento commonly indulges in a palette of bold, primary colors and frequently lets brash red or blue gels transform his characters' features into comic strip-like visages.
  • It is a wristwatch featuring the visage of Guevara, and the word ‘REVOLUTION.’
  • For one thing, it lacked resemblance to the most popular photograph of the poet, featuring a youthful visage and spectacles.
1.1A person’s facial expression: there was something hidden behind his visage of cheerfulness
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  • Behind the kindly visage is a fiery religious zealot.
  • Unlike Washington, Jefferson did not shield himself behind an impenetrable visage.
  • It was his loud argyle socks that revealed the boyish sense of humour behind the staid visage.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin visus 'sight', from videre 'to see'.

Derivatives

visaged

1
adjective
[in combination]: a stern-visaged old man

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