Definition of Blackface

1. Noun. The makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro.

Generic synonyms: Make-up, Makeup, War Paint



Definition of Blackface

1. Noun. a style of theatrical makeup in which a white person blackens the face in order to represent a negro ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blackface

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackface

blackened
blackener
blackeners
blackenest
blackeneth
blackening
blackenings
blackens
blacker
blackest
blackey
blackeye
blackeyed
blackeyes
blackeys
blackface (current term)
blackfaces
blackfeet
blackfella
blackfellas
blackfeller
blackfellers
blackfellow
blackfellows
blackfin
blackfins
blackfish
blackfishes
blackflies
blackfly

Literary usage of Blackface

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1. Hood's Own: Or, Laughter from Year to Year: Being Former Runnings of His by Thomas Hood (1855)
"Accordingly one Friday, at the dead of the night, they set forth, having for leader a fellow that was named blackface, by reason of a vizard which he wore ..."

2. Annual Conference Proceedings of the American Library Association by American Library Association. Conference, American Library Association (1894)
"TO THE FAINT-HEARTS WHO TURNED BACK FROM WHITEFACE : Here on top of blackface Mountain, Which for hours we have been mounting, Our thoughts are fondly with ..."

3. Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1906)
"We ought to begin breeding Kent or Romney Marsh sheep. We could use Scottish blackface sheep on our poor mountainsides to great advantage. ..."

4. Hood's Own: Or, Laughter from Year to Year: Being Former Runnings of His by Thomas Hood (1855)
"Accordingly one Friday, at the dead of the night, they set forth, having for leader a fellow that was named blackface, by reason of a vizard which he wore ..."

5. Annual Conference Proceedings of the American Library Association by American Library Association. Conference, American Library Association (1894)
"TO THE FAINT-HEARTS WHO TURNED BACK FROM WHITEFACE : Here on top of blackface Mountain, Which for hours we have been mounting, Our thoughts are fondly with ..."

6. Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1906)
"We ought to begin breeding Kent or Romney Marsh sheep. We could use Scottish blackface sheep on our poor mountainsides to great advantage. ..."

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