Visage definition

vĭzĭj
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The face or facial expression of a person; countenance.
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Appearance; aspect.

The bleak visage of winter.

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The face, with reference to the form and proportions of the features or to the expression; countenance.
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Appearance; aspect.
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Visage is the form or structure of a person's face, or is a person's facial expression.

An example of visage is when you have a shapely nose and a strong jaw line.

An example of visage is when you make a cheerful expression.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
visage
Plural:
visages

Origin of visage

  • Middle English from Old French from vis from Latin vīsus appearance from past participle of vidēre to see weid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French vis, from Medieval Latin as if *visaticum, from Latin visus (“a look, vision"), from videre (“to see"), past participle visus; see vision, and compare vis.

    From Wiktionary