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1Of a thing (also with personification): dark, dismal, gloomy.
2Of a person: having a dark-coloured or blackened face.
3Of an animal: having a black or dark-coloured face.
Typography. Designating or printed in blackface type; bold.
Mid 16th century. From black + faced.
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