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Definition of "face-painting" [face-painting]

  • 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. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "face-painting" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "Parisian markets are serious -- no face-painting, no balloon animals, no clowns."
  • "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."