Definition of maquillage in English:

maquillage

noun

  • Makeup; cosmetics.

    • ‘Given the extreme, even theatrical way in which maquillage was wielded at the French court, there could be no question of its being intended to appear natural.’
    • ‘Her eyes gaze placidly out from skilled maquillage, her expression indecipherable.’
    • ‘One shouldn't judge a book by its cover, nor a fashion designer by her coiffure or maquillage.’
    • ‘The two shimmer with glitter in torn stockings and outrageous maquillage.’
    • ‘By now, you should have perfected the art of daytime maquillage - you should have got the message that it is about concealment, camouflage and nature.’
    cosmetics, greasepaint
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Origin

French, from maquiller ‘to make up’, from Old French masquiller ‘to stain’.

Pronunciation

maquillage

/ˌmäkēˈ(y)äZH//ˌmɑkiˈ(j)ɑʒ/