Definition of visage in English:


Line breaks: vis¦age
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪzɪdʒ


  • 1A person’s face, with reference to the form or proportions of the features: an elegant, angular visage
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    • 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.



[in combination]: a stern-visaged old man


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

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