Meaning of “face powder” in the English Dictionary

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"face powder" in British English

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face powdernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfeɪs ˌpaʊ.dər/ us /ˈfeɪs ˌpaʊ.dɚ/

Examples from literature

  • However, we all laughed at Aunt May this year, when it came to suspecting Carrie of stealing Regina's face powder! 
  • That is not billiard chalk, he said, "it is face powder." 
  • The use of a pure face powder is absolutely necessary. 
  • This is the best face powder made, particularly as it does not discolor from emanation of the skin or impure atmosphere. 

(Definition of “face powder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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