visage

[viz-ij]
noun
1.
the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.; countenance.
2.
aspect; appearance.

Origin:
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

visaged, adjective


1. physiognomy, image. See face.
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visage (ˈvɪzɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  face or countenance
2.  appearance; aspect
 
[C13: from Old French: aspect, from vis face, from Latin vīsus appearance, from vidēre to see]

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visage
c.1300, from O.Fr. visage, from vis "face, appearance," from L. visus "a look, vision," from pp. stem of videre "to see" (see vision). Visagiste "make-up artist" is recorded from 1958, from Fr.
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Some designs portray ominous-looking visages that may or may not represent humans.
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