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visage

[ viz-ij ]
/ ˈvɪz ɪdʒ /
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noun

the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.; countenance.

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Origin of visage

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to vis “face” (from Latin vīsus “sight, appearance” (Vulgar Latin: “face”), noun use of masculine past participle of vidēre “to see”) + -age -age.See wit2

synonym study for visage

1. See face.

OTHER WORDS FROM visage

visaged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for visage

visage
/ (ˈvɪzɪdʒ) /

noun mainly literary

face or countenance
appearance; aspect

Word Origin for visage

C13: from Old French: aspect, from vis face, from Latin vīsus appearance, from vidēre to see
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