Definition of whiteface in English:
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.
Definition of whiteface in:
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