greasepaint

noun
grease·​paint | \ ˈgrēs-ˌpānt How to pronounce greasepaint (audio) \

Definition of greasepaint

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

Examples of greasepaint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conceiving the signature sweaty greasepaint look was only one part of the challenge for Lopez-Rivera as Davis’s personal makeup artist. Emma Fraser, Vulture, "How Ma Rainey’s Oscar-Nominated Hair and Makeup Team Transformed Viola Davis," 21 Apr. 2021 Sweat and greasepaint sluicing off her, her gold teeth glinting in her mouth, Davis’ Ma Rainey reveals the way the blues are wrung not just from a voice but also from a defiant body containing historical multitudes. Dallas News, "In a year of losses, something gained: How theater was artfully brought to the screen," 11 Dec. 2020 Sweat and greasepaint sluicing off her, her gold teeth glinting in her mouth, Davis’ Ma Rainey reveals the way the blues are wrung not just from a voice but also from a defiant body containing historical multitudes. Dallas News, "In a year of losses, something gained: How theater was artfully brought to the screen," 11 Dec. 2020 Sweat and greasepaint sluicing off her, her gold teeth glinting in her mouth, Davis’ Ma Rainey reveals the way the blues are wrung not just from a voice but also from a defiant body containing historical multitudes. Dallas News, "In a year of losses, something gained: How theater was artfully brought to the screen," 11 Dec. 2020 Sweat and greasepaint sluicing off her, her gold teeth glinting in her mouth, Davis’ Ma Rainey reveals the way the blues are wrung not just from a voice but also from a defiant body containing historical multitudes. Dallas News, "In a year of losses, something gained: How theater was artfully brought to the screen," 11 Dec. 2020 Sweat and greasepaint sluicing off her, her gold teeth glinting in her mouth, Davis’ Ma Rainey reveals the way the blues are wrung not just from a voice but also from a defiant body containing historical multitudes. Dallas News, "In a year of losses, something gained: How theater was artfully brought to the screen," 11 Dec. 2020 Sweat and greasepaint sluicing off her, her gold teeth glinting in her mouth, Davis’ Ma Rainey reveals the way the blues are wrung not just from a voice but also from a defiant body containing historical multitudes. Dallas News, "In a year of losses, something gained: How theater was artfully brought to the screen," 11 Dec. 2020 Sweat and greasepaint sluicing off her, her gold teeth glinting in her mouth, Davis’ Ma Rainey reveals the way the blues are wrung not just from a voice but also from a defiant body containing historical multitudes. Dallas News, "In a year of losses, something gained: How theater was artfully brought to the screen," 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of greasepaint

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Greasepaint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greasepaint. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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greasepaint

noun

English Language Learners Definition of greasepaint

: makeup worn by actors in the theater

greasepaint

noun
grease·​paint | \ ˈgrēs-ˌpānt How to pronounce greasepaint (audio) \

Kids Definition of greasepaint

: actors' makeup

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