long face


: a facial expression of sadness or melancholy

Examples of long face in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Very long, flat hair can be too much for a long face shape to handle. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 30 Nov. 2023 The statues have distinct, long faces and no legs; many were made from volcanic ash and are near fresh water on the island. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2023 Everyone wears a long face. Steven V. Roberts, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2022 Why the long face? Haeryun Kang, Rolling Stone, 27 May 2022 What's with the long face, Jason Statham? Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 6 May 2021 The skull has a mosaic of both primitive and more evolved features, such as a small braincase and long face, not previously seen together in the fossil record. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 17 Oct. 2013 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1747, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long face was in 1747

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“Long face.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20face. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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