Definition of Greasepaint

1. Noun. A greasy substance used as makeup by actors.

Generic synonyms: Make-up, Makeup, War Paint



Definition of Greasepaint

1. Noun. A mixture of grease and colouring matter used as theatrical makeup ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greasepaint

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greasepaint

grease pit
grease pits
grease someone's palm
grease up
greaseball
greaseboard
greaseboards
greaseburger
greaseburgers
greased
greased lightning
greaseless
greaseless cream
greaselike
greasepaint (current term)
greasepaints
greaseproof
greaseproof paper
greaseproofed
greaseproofing
greaseproofs
greaser
greasers
greases
greasewood
greasewoods
greasier
greasies
greasiest

Literary usage of Greasepaint

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"... relaxed—with caution, so that his make-up shouldn't crack. and the wasps, charmed by the smell of turnip and marzipan and greasepaint, were attentive. ..."

2. Certain Delightful English Towns: With Glimpses of the Pleasant Country Between by William Dean Howells (1906)
"On the stage the heat was so concentrated that in the glare of the foot-lights the faces of the performers steamed with perspiration through the greasepaint ..."

3. The Career of Dion Boucicault by Townsend Walsh (1915)
"Snatching up a towel, I wiped off the layers of greasepaint he had daubed on. Then I proceeded to give him a quick make-up. It was a hurry-up job, ..."

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