Definition of greasepaint
1 : a melted tallow or grease used in theater makeup
2 : theater makeup
Recent Examples of greasepaint from the Web
The legendary greasepaint rockers were slated to play the 21,000-seat building as part of their Kissworld Tour, but announced on Friday (May 26) that the show cannot go on.
Ever eye the edges of his black mock turtleneck and wonder why they weren’t smudged with greasepaint during MacWorld?
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First Known Use of greasepaint
GREASEPAINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of greasepaint for English Language Learners
: makeup worn by actors in the theater
GREASEPAINT Defined for Kids
Definition of greasepaint for Students
: actors' makeup
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