Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a black, dark, or gloomy face or aspect.

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Examples

  • Desmond arrived at the far end of the loft and sitting on a black-faced Fender Twin Reverb amp each are...

    Binky Philips: Seeing and Not Seeing Jimi Hendrix

  • Only the night before that black-faced man had killed another with his hands, and it had not hurt his sleep.

    JUST MEAT

  • Desmond arrived at the far end of the loft and sitting on a black-faced Fender Twin Reverb amp each are...

    Binky Philips: Seeing and Not Seeing Jimi Hendrix

  • Stratton was standing on a narrow grassy ledge above the sea, which he shared with a loudly bleating, black-faced sheep.

    Excerpt: Water, Stone, Heart by Will North

  • Many nineteenth-century farm communities lacked halls or theaters, so itinerant entertainers—early vaudevillians, black-faced musical minstrels, even actors doing abridged versions of Shakespeare—would perform in barns, packing them to the rafters.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • Many nineteenth-century farm communities lacked halls or theaters, so itinerant entertainers—early vaudevillians, black-faced musical minstrels, even actors doing abridged versions of Shakespeare—would perform in barns, packing them to the rafters.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • Vaudeville black-faced posters, Thomas Edison, and a balloon of social realism drawn then colored in with faded colors of mass printed pulp, all congealed together, to present a series of stories, that present more stories, none of them to be figured out.

    Joshua Elias: Neo Rauch: The Work and the Worked

  • Over the years, I had talked to black-faced miners at the mouths of illegal pits, descended deep down the shafts of huge state-run collieries, consulted labor activists, and interviewed mine owners and policymakers.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Many nineteenth-century farm communities lacked halls or theaters, so itinerant entertainers—early vaudevillians, black-faced musical minstrels, even actors doing abridged versions of Shakespeare—would perform in barns, packing them to the rafters.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • Over the years, I had talked to black-faced miners at the mouths of illegal pits, descended deep down the shafts of huge state-run collieries, consulted labor activists, and interviewed mine owners and policymakers.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

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