visage

Visage is a literary term for referring to someone's face or facial features. You may notice that some face creams use the word visage to try to sound fancier than they are.

A famous use of visage is in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Brutus says: "O conspiracy/Shamest thou to show thy dangerous brow by night,/When evils are most free? O, then by day/Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough/To mask thy monstrous visage?" Now there's a quote that will help you remember the meaning of visage, and even give you nightmares.

Definitions of visage
  1. noun
    the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
    synonyms: countenance, kisser, mug, phiz, physiognomy, smiler
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    types:
    pudding face, pudding-face
    a large fat human face
    type of:
    face, human face
    the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
  2. noun
    the appearance conveyed by a person's face
    “a stern visage
    synonyms: countenance
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    aspect, expression, face, facial expression, look
    the feelings expressed on a person's face
    poker face
    a face without any interpretable expression (as that of a good poker player)
    leer
    a suggestive or sneering look or grin
    light, spark, sparkle, twinkle
    merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    type of:
    appearance, visual aspect
    outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
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