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visage

noun vis·age \ˈvi-zij\

: a person's face

Full Definition of VISAGE

1
:  the face, countenance, or appearance of a person or sometimes an animal
2
:  aspect, appearance <the grimy visage of a mining town>

Examples of VISAGE

  1. <an old man with a noticeably happy visage>
  2. <visitors to the mountain range had long noted that the natural rock formation bore a striking resemblance to the visage of a man>

Origin of VISAGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from vis face, from Latin visus sight, from vidēre to see — more at wit
First Known Use: 14th century

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