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visage

[viz-ij] /ˈvɪz ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.; countenance.
2.
aspect; appearance.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to vis face (< Latin vīsum sight, appearance (Vulgar Latin: face), noun use of neuter past participle of vidēre to see) + -age -age
Related forms
visaged, adjective
Synonyms
1. physiognomy, image. See face.
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  • The combination of shape and photographic details should make a perfect facsimile of your visage.
  • In this instance the visage was conferred, jawbone and all, by an unspecified donor.
  • The strain was increasingly evident in his gaunt and saddened visage.
British Dictionary definitions for visage

visage

/ˈvɪzɪdʒ/
noun (mainly literary)
1.
face or countenance
2.
appearance; aspect
Word Origin
C13: from Old French: aspect, from vis face, from Latin vīsus appearance, from vidēre to see
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Word Origin and History for visage
n.

c.1300, from Old French visage, from vis "face, appearance," from Latin visus "a look, vision," from past participle stem of videre "to see" (see vision). Visagiste "make-up artist" is recorded from 1958, from French.

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