grimace
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR grĭm'-əs; IPA: /ˈɡɹɪm.əs/, (now rare) IPAchar /ɡɹɪ.ˈmeɪs/
  • (America) enPR grĭm'-əs; IPA: /ˈɡɹɪm.əs/, (now very rare) IPAchar /ɡɹɪ.ˈmeɪs/
Noun

grimace (plural grimaces)

  1. A contorted facial expression, often expressing contempt or pain.
    • 2005 March, Opera News:
      I trundle off to bed, eyes brimming, face twisted into a grateful glistening grimace, and awaken the next day wondering what all the fuss was about.
Translations Verb

grimace (grimaces, present participle grimacing; past and past participle grimaced)

  1. To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.
Translations
  • French: grimacer, faire des grimaces
  • German: Grimassen schneiden
  • Portuguese: fazer careta/caretas
  • Russian: грима́сничать
  • Spanish: hacer gestos



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