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Definition of the noun grimace

What does grimace mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: grimaces

  1. a contorted facial expression

Alternative definition of the noun grimace

noun

  1. A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary and occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face.

Definition of the verb grimace

What does grimace mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: grimaced | grimacing | grimaces

  1. contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

Alternative definition of the verb grimace

verb

  1. To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.

People

  1. Grimace was a French composer active in the mid-to-late 14th century.
  2. Grimace a.k.a. David Fishel is a film and television director, film and television editor, actor, voice actor, screenwriter, film producer, and a cinematographer.

Group

Grimace is a musical group.

  • album: "Bonbons et cravaches"

Music

"Grimace" is a musical EP of Throne of Disgust.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Grimace

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Google previewA Pathognomy of Performance (2011)

by S. Bayly

As a deliberate disintegration of the expressive system of facial organization, the grimace is the face worn by a soul...

Google previewThe New Monthly Magazine (1847)

by Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth

for in civilised society, when a quarrel ensues, the only gesticulation that prefaces it is the necessary one accompanying the net of pulling a man's nose, and the only grimace is that which is made when the feature before-mentioned is being ...

Google previewGame, by Hawkeye (1876)

by Richard Hamilton

society, when a quarrel ensues, the only gesticulation that prefaces it is the necessary one accompanying the act of pulling a man's nose, and the only grimace is that which is made when the feature before-mentioned is being pulled.

Google previewThe New Monthly (1847)

for in civilised society, when a quarrel ensues, the only gesticulation that prefaces it is the necessary one accompanying the act of pulling a man's nose, and the only grimace is that which is made when the feature before-mentioned is being ...

Google previewThe New Monthly Magazine and Humorist (1847)

for in civilised society, when a quarrel ensues, the only gesticulation that prefaces it is the necessary one accompanying the act of pulling a man's nose, and the only grimace is that which is made when the feature before-mentioned is being ...

Google previewThe New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New monthly magazine and literary journal (and humorist) [afterw.] The New monthly (magazine).

a man's nose, and the only grimace is that which is made when the feature before-mentioned is being pulled. As for long harangues, the short, laconic, little ceremonious notes appointing the place, the hour, and the weapons, can hardly ...

Google previewThe Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Pain (2017)

by Jennifer Corns

According to the mereological model, a painful grimace is a part of what it is to be in pain. Seeing a part of pain is then seeing pain. In other words, the facial expressions are the tip of the iceberg of pain.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Grimace is a distortion of countenance, either from affectation or insolence. Grime is dirt deeply ...

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

Grimace. (F. — Scand.) ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms... (1898)

With an Appendix Embracing a Dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial Phrases, Etc. ... by Bp. Samuel Fallows

a grimace; obsolete.

Google previewA New Dictionary of the English Language ... (1856)

by Charles Richardson

Grimace, — Fr. " Grimace.

Google previewDictionary of English Antonyms (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

smile -- glare/grimace / scowl 80. smiling --stern / unsmiling.

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Usage statistics about grimace

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun grimace:

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An old ape never made a pretty grimace.
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Scrabble value of G2R1I1M3A1C3E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of GRIMACE

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  • GEMARIC
  • MEGARIC

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