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grease·paint

also grease paint  (grēs′pānt′)
n.
Theatrical makeup, especially a preparation of grease mixed with colorings.

greasepaint

(ˈɡriːsˌpeɪnt)
n
1. (Theatre) a waxy or greasy substance used as make-up by actors
2. (Theatre) theatrical make-up

grease′paint`

or grease′ paint`,


n.
1. an oily mixture of melted tallow or grease and a pigment, used by actors, clowns, etc., for making up their faces.
2. theatrical makeup.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greasepaint - a greasy substance used as makeup by actorsgreasepaint - a greasy substance used as makeup by actors
makeup, make-up, war paint - cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
Translations

greasepaint

[ˈgriːspeɪnt] Nmaquillaje m

greasepaint

grease paint [ˈgriːspeɪnt] nproduits mpl de maquillagegreaseproof paper [ˌgriːspruːfˈpeɪpər] n (British)papier m sulfurisé

greasepaint

[ˈgriːsˌpeɪnt] ncerone m
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There were picture books and there were Laura's own whimsical stabs at autobiography, Oil Paint and Grease Paint (1936) and The Magic of a Line, published in 1965 when the artist was in her late eighties.
COLIN, beads of sweat forcing their way through red and white grease paint smeared on his face, took another gulp of warm lager and bellowed: "We're going to win this tournament.
As a teacher, Huw had some great attributes, and the children loved him, but the roar of the grease paint finally won, and he became one of the small band of actors who ventured into the Welsh professional field during the '70s.
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If I want to see him in his full grease paint and bald cap, I'll have to head down to the Echo Arena later this month.