Today’s English word of the day is: grimace. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘grimace’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
grimace (at someone/something): to make an ugly expression with your face to show pain, disgust, etc.
American English Pronunciation: /ɡrɪˈmeɪs/
😏: What are you grimacing at?
😤: You’ve served me green beans again! Again! I hate these things!
😠: I would appreciate it if you didn’t grimace at my customers, Katie.
🤨: But did you see that man? He was wearing a KKK teeshirt!
Want more practice using the word ‘grimace’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
And just for fun… Did you know that Grimace is the name of one of the McDonald’s characters? Here’s the story of how Ronald McDonald first met Grimace!
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary