Definition of whiteface in English:

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whiteface

Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪtfeɪs/

noun

1 [mass noun] White stage make-up: the man in whiteface going up on the stage
More 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.
3An Australian warbler with a white face.
  • Genus Aphelocephala, family Acanthizidae: three species
Example sentences
  • No, it's just a noise that might attract some birds, particularly things like wrens and thornbills, and saffron whitefaces which we've just seen.

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