greasepaint

noun grease·paint \ ˈgrēs-ˌpānt \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of greasepaint

1 : a melted tallow or grease used in theater makeup
2 : theater makeup

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First Known Use of greasepaint

1886

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GREASEPAINT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of greasepaint for English Language Learners

  • : makeup worn by actors in the theater


GREASEPAINT Defined for Kids

greasepaint

noun grease·paint \ ˈgrēs-ˌpānt \

Definition of greasepaint for Students

: actors' makeup

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