archaic smile

noun

Definition of archaic smile

: an expression that resembles a smile and is characteristic of early Greek sculpture

First Known Use of archaic smile

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Archaic smile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archaic%20smile. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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