Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or art of painting faces or portraits; the art of representing faces in painting.
  • noun The act of applying rouge or other coloring matter to the face.

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Examples

  • Good news for the company, not so great news for anti-obesity campaigners, particularly those who are concerned about the way it popularises itself with children - all week it has been promoting half-term face-painting and doughnut-decorating activities in its stores.

    The Guardian World News

  • Good news for the company, not so great news for anti-obesity campaigners, particularly those who are concerned about the way it popularises itself with children - all week it has been promoting half-term face-painting and doughnut-decorating activities in its stores.

    The Guardian World News

  • A special YogaBugs session – face-painting and dressing up as a ladybird or caterpillar is optional – will offer a chance for over-excited souls to unwind a little.

    This week's new events

  • With a long twist of hair plaits and a face as beautifully blue as any character in the blockbuster film Avatar (thanks to Sandy McConnell's face-painting skills), she rivets the class for an hour-long exercise in English and writing.

    Outstanding new teacher: dazzling performer

  • The mobile world offers football-centric smart phone apps for everyone from the sports dilettante to the face-painting football fanatic: You can track news, tweets, and stats; research the history of the sport; and check out some of the funniest commercials from past Super Bowls.

    Eight free football apps for Super Bowl XLV

  • In keeping with the WTT's fan-friendly ethos, the area around the stadium will have family-oriented activities, such as "QuickStart" tennis, in which children play on smaller courts and hit oversized balls; face-painting; a moon bounce; and an autograph zone where fans can collect players' signatures after matches.

    Washington Kastles plan to relocate to Southwest waterfront development

  • Parisian markets are serious -- no face-painting, no balloon animals, no clowns.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: French Lesson

  • There were potato pancakes and jelly donuts—traditions on this holiday—and there was also Dreidel-decorating, cookie-designing, airbrush face-painting, photo-snow-globe-making, robotic Lego-playing and a gentleman sculpting candy in the shape of dragons seemingly out of thin air.

    Art of Home Building, Gingerbread Style

  • Parisian markets are serious -- no face-painting, no balloon animals, no clowns.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: French Lesson

  • This year we have DC (Robin Year One, Batgirl Year One, Gotham Knights) & Dynamite Ent. writer, SCOTT BEATTY, debuting his new BUCK ROGERS comic from Dynamite Ent. We also have someone coming in to do face-painting for the kids, etc.

    FCBD | Events busting out all over | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

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