from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Theatrical makeup, especially a preparation of grease mixed with colorings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mixture of grease and colouring matter used as theatrical makeup
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a greasy substance containing pigments, used as makeup by actors, clowns, and other entertainers.
- n. Theatrical makeup, generally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Tallow or some hard grease, melted and colored by stirring into it various pigments, used by actors in painting their faces. While hot it is run into conveniently formed molds, sticks variously colored being thus made to meet the needs of the make-up.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a greasy substance used as makeup by actors
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Then a three-foot iguana strolls by, followed by a Marine on patrol in greasepaint and camouflage.
Even today, in live theater, actors apply makeup that is so heavy it is called greasepaint.
Their crimes were written in greasepaint across their faces.
Were enough of us to recognize that the two seemingly impregnable major political parties were likewise fabricated on falsehoods, and that behind the greasepaint was a two-headed corporatist monolith intent on wringing all of the wealth from every corner of the world, we might see the collapse of that charade as well.
Alongside a handful of very fine professional actors are a few old rugby pals who agreed to wear the greasepaint.
Those of you with HD televisions might want to try and identify which of the contestants are quietly sobbing under all their greasepaint.
What may have initially seemed like a trio of Buster Keaton-like magician/musicians clad in shiny blue greasepaint over latex skull caps has evolved into a mass-marketable phenomenon for the LED generation.
Effectively, it makes the greasepaint permanent, blurring the lines not only between public and private but also between the authentic and contrived self.
“Girls, make sure you ask about smells, little scrubs of parts of their skins—you may get a clue as to where the Dodo wears his greasepaint from where he scrubs it off the victims.”
Smears of greasepaint marred the baize in several places.