- the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.; countenance.
- aspect; appearance.
Origin of visage
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Examples from the Web for visage
Reid looked grim, his head slightly bowed as he strode purposefully, not saying anything, his visage adding to the drama.The Tea Party’s Debt Triumph
August 1, 2011
But the duskier it grew, the more did Pluto's visage assume an air of satisfaction.Tanglewood Tales
He sees, like Desdemona, her "visage in her mind," or her affections.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
The visage of Imogen, ever present to his soul, suggested these salutary reflections.Imogen
His visage was meagre, his hair lank and thin, and his voice hollow.The Republic
But the city of that night wore a visage new and strange to her, and terrifying.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
- face or countenance
- appearance; aspect
Word Origin and History for visage
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.