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moue

PRONUNCIATION:
(moo)

MEANING:
noun: Pout; grimace.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French moue (pout), from Middle French moe.

USAGE:
"You can almost see the helpless little shrug of the shoulders that accompanies it and the moue of that perfectly lipsticked mouth."
Allison Pearson; How to Eat For Petite; The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Jan 15, 2005.

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. -Oscar Wilde, writer (1854-1900)

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