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grease·paint

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

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

greasepaint

[ˈgriːspeɪnt] Nmaquillaje m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

greasepaint

grease paint [ˈgriːspeɪnt] nproduits mpl de maquillagegreaseproof paper [ˌgriːspruːfˈpeɪpər] n (British)papier m sulfurisé
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

greasepaint

[ˈgriːsˌpeɪnt] ncerone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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There are acting projects to discuss but unless it is a script that excites him, he is not desperate to don the grease paint. He prefers direction.
rolled with versions of from back Morton Now, after more than 45 tumultuous years of endless touring, band bust-ups and personnel changes, KISS are slapping on the grease paint one last time for their End Of The Road world tour.
The origins of blackface date back to 19th century minstrel shows, when white actors covered themselves in black grease paint in a caricature of the singing and dancing of slaves.
To look more gameday-ready, put two black strips under your eyes using grease paint. Bonus points if you have a helmet or football you can carry around with you on Halloween night.
The blue men put on a latex cap and prosthetics which cover their ears and then are covered in blue grease paint from the neck upwards.
I'VE been considering embracing the roar of the crowd and the smell of the grease paint.
with shadows, faces stained with black grease paint
A Squirrel B Fox C Rat D Badger QUESTION 2 - for 2 points: Which of the following might use grease paint in their work?
How does one go from needing the limelight and grease paint to kneading flour and greasing backing tins?
But without the big tent and the lingering smell of grease paint, their image (insofar as they are visible at all) is something else entirely.
These Animals saw him apply grease paint to members of the audience.
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.