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noun gri·mace \ˈgri-məs, gri-ˈmās\

: a facial expression in which your mouth and face are twisted in a way that shows disgust, disapproval, or pain

Full Definition of GRIMACE

:  a facial expression usually of disgust, disapproval, or pain
grimace intransitive verb
gri·mac·er noun

Examples of GRIMACE

  1. The patient made a painful grimace as the doctor examined his wound.
  2. <he made a grimace when he tasted the medicine>

Origin of GRIMACE

French, from Middle French, alteration of grimache, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English grīma mask
First Known Use: 1651

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GRIMACE Defined for Kids


noun gri·mace \ˈgri-məs, gri-ˈmās\

Definition of GRIMACE for Kids

:  a twisting of the face (as in disgust or pain)



Definition of GRIMACE for Kids

:  to twist the face <He grimaced in pain.>


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