Definition of visage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvizij/


[usually in singular] literary
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.
face, countenance, look, (facial) features, (facial) expression
1.2The surface of an object presented to view: the moonlit visage of the port’s whitewashed buildings
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  • When the visage of the Pentagon appeared on the TV with a gaping and smoking hole in its side, that little voice had nearly taken me over, and I felt an urge to pump my fist in the air.
  • The town of Enniscrone has taken on a distinctly new visage in the garments of tall and beautiful, well formed Christmas trees along the main thoroughfares.
  • What at first looks like a landscape dotted only with fynbos quickly reveals a much more coloured visage when examined more closely.



[in combination]: a stern-visaged old man


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

Words that rhyme with visage


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Syllabification: vis·age

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