[ yel-oh-feys ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌfeɪs /
facial makeup used by a white, non-Asian actor or entertainer when portraying an East Asian: In Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, the role of Cio-Cio San was performed in yellowface.
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