Meaning of blackface

black•face

Pronunciation: (blak'fās"), [key]
— n.
  1. They performed in blackface.
    1. an entertainer, esp. one in a minstrel show, made up in the role of a black.
    2. the makeup, as burnt cork, used in this role:They performed in blackface.
  2. a heavy-faced type.
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