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greasepaint

Syllabification: grease·paint
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrēsˌpānt
 
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Definition of greasepaint in English:

noun

A waxy substance used as makeup by actors.
Example sentences
  • John knows the ins and outs of the acting world, working as both an amateur and professional in the land of greasepaint and footlights.
  • Mike produced several sticks of green greasepaint and showed John how to apply the camouflage in diagonal stripes on his face.
  • Covered with greasepaint and standing motionless for an hour, two young people act as statuesque models to earn money.

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