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greasepaint in Theatre topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgreasepaintgrease‧paint /ˈɡriːs-peɪnt/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 APTa thick soft kind of paint that actors use on their face or body
Examples from the Corpus
greasepaintMany took time to sleep, while others applied greasepaint in shades of green, brown and black for camouflage.He showed a handful of greasepaint and rubber to the officer, who strode over and asked a question.She took a cigar box from a cupboard, opened it and displayed a number of sticks of greasepaint.Dotty said it was as well right from the beginning to learn how to use greasepaint properly.His nose was red but his grin was tired, like a clown without greasepaint.There was a smear of yellow greasepaint on the collar of his shirt.