Definition of whiteface in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪtfeɪs


  • 1 [mass noun] White stage make-up: the man in whiteface going up on the stage
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    • 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.
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    • I've been breeding white-faces - pure-bred Herefords.
  • 3An Australian warbler with a white face.
    • Genus Aphelocephala, family Acanthizidae: three species
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    • 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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