Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: grimace
IPA transcription: [ɡɹ'ɪməs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: grimace, face
    Meaning: a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: grimace, make_a_face, pull_a_face
    Meaning: contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"
Usage examples
  • Then she made a grimace.
  • When he smiled it was a grimace of pain, empty of humor.
  • Mr. Francis permitted a slight grimace to appear on his face; he flushed a little.
  • One may indeed lie with the mouth; but with the accompanying grimace one nevertheless tells the truth.
  • A great puckered white scar covered one cheek and pulled up a corner of the mouth in a cheerless grimace.
  • His brother-in-law said nothing, but made a most eloquent grimace as he turned his face towards his soup-plate.
  • "Number one doesn't sound very inviting," said Rob, with a sour grimace. "Who is your number two?" Lloyd held out the second envelope.
  • He'll dance soon; but, my dear, his boots," and the comical grimace that had accompanied the remark had caused Dorothy to laugh in spite of herself.
  • And when he had prayed three nights after this manner, he contrived to eat a bitter apple without a grimace until he came to the last bite, which proved too much for him.