1. Theater.
    1. an entertainer, especially in a minstrel or vaudeville show, made up in the role of a black person. By the mid-20th century, these entertainers had declined in popularity because their comic portrayal of negative racial stereotypes was considered offensive.
    2. the facial makeup, as burnt cork, used in this role: They performed in blackface.
  2. Printing. a heavy-faced type, usually darker than boldface.


    1. a performer made up to imitate a Black person
    2. the make-up used by such a performer, usually consisting of burnt cork
  1. a breed of sheep having a dark face

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