museau

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French museau.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

museau

  1. (chiefly literary) Someone's face.
    • 1922, DH Lawrence, ‘The Horse-dealer's Daughter’, England, My England:
      He was the baby of the family, a young man of twenty-two, with a fresh, jaunty museau.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 33:
      I was dark with a round museau of a face and thick lips and a pug nose and high cheekbones and deep-set brown eyes and a bush of black hair.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of Old French mus, from Late Latin musus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

museau m (plural museaux)

  1. snout, muzzle (long, projecting nose, mouth and jaw of a beast)
  2. (colloquial) face

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