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moue

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Pronunciation: /muː
 
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Definition of moue in English:

noun

A pouting expression used to convey annoyance or distaste.
Example sentences
  • ‘We're simply inundated with it,’ he said, with a prim moue of distaste comically identical to Dr. Ogawa's.
  • The word seemed to twist his face into a moue of distaste. ‘My job is to make fabulous people feel fabulous.’
  • Another aspect of Caravaggio's past persists in ‘The Young St John’ in the Borghese Gallery: a petulant urchin, speckled with sun-rash, and with an effeminate moue on his face as a ram curves and stretches against his pliant body.

Origin

mid 19th century: French, earlier having the sense 'lip'.

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