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

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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How to use visage in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for visage


/ (ˈvɪzɪdʒ) /

nounmainly literary
  1. face or countenance

  2. appearance; aspect

Origin of visage

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

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