greasepaint
greasepaint greasepaint n. 1. a greasy substance containing pigments, used as makeup by actors, clowns, and other entertainers; as, the smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. Theatrical makeup, generally. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • greasepaint — [grēs′pānt΄] n. a mixture of grease and coloring matter used by performers in making up for the stage, etc. * * * grease·paint also grease paint (grēsʹpānt ) n. Theatrical makeup, especially a preparation of grease mixed with colorings. * * * …   Universalium

  • greasepaint — ► NOUN ▪ a waxy substance used as make up by actors …   English terms dictionary

  • greasepaint — [grēs′pānt΄] n. a mixture of grease and coloring matter used by performers in making up for the stage, etc …   English World dictionary

  • greasepaint — [[t]gri͟ːspeɪnt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Greasepaint is an oily substance used by actors as make up …   English dictionary

  • greasepaint — noun Date: 1886 1. a melted tallow or grease used in theater makeup 2. theater makeup …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • greasepaint — noun A mixture of grease and colouring matter used as theatrical makeup …   Wiktionary

  • greasepaint — Synonyms and related words: base, blackface, clown white, cold cream, compact, cosmetics, costume, drugstore complexion, eye shadow, eyebrow pencil, foundation, foundation cream, hand cream, hand lotion, lip rouge, lipstick, makeup, mascara,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • greasepaint — grease|paint [ˈgri:s peınt] n [U] a thick soft kind of paint that actors use on their face or body …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • greasepaint — grease|paint [ gris,peınt ] noun uncount the thick MAKEUP that actors put on their faces …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • greasepaint — n. makeup used by actors …   English contemporary dictionary

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