long face

noun

Definition of long face

: a facial expression of sadness or melancholy

Examples of long face in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In our first video call, Magda’s long face and deep smile seemed familiar to me. John Temple, The Atlantic, 24 Sep. 2022 The Morganucodon had a small gerbil-like body and a long face similar to those of shrews or civets. Lianne Kolirin, CNN, 6 Sep. 2022 Kylie wore her hair in an updo with a side part and left one long face-framing tendril. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 16 May 2022 The film’s Oscar-winning makeup puts puffy cheeks on Chastain’s long face, which gives her the look of a mascaraed basset hound, weirdly accentuated by ’80s fashions — exercise togs, glittery headbands, big-shouldered Dynasty dresses, and fur coats. Armond White, National Review, 1 Apr. 2022 Prince Charles came face to long face with Prince George on a day out in West Wales on Thursday — though this George wasn't the third in line to the throne, but instead a handsome shire horse who shares a name with Charles's 7-year-old grandson. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, 8 July 2021 The picture of the long face framed by dark hair, the little kid who had a chip on his shoulder, evaporated. Steve Straessle, Arkansas Online, 3 Apr. 2021 Tall and aristocratic, Bergh dressed impeccably, often sporting a top hat and silver cane, his long face framed by a drooping mustache. Ernest Freeberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Dec. 2020 Tall and aristocratic, Bergh dressed impeccably, often sporting a top hat and silver cane, his long face framed by a drooping mustache. Ernest Freeberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of long face

1747, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long face was in 1747

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Last Updated

29 Sep 2022

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“Long face.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20face. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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