Definition of


  1. (noun, body) the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
  2. (noun, attribute) the appearance conveyed by a person's face
    a stern visage

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Synonyms of Visage

countenance, kisser, mug, phiz, physiognomy, smiler

Origin of the word Visage

  1. 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. more

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