[grim-uh s, gri-meys] /ˈgrɪm əs, grɪˈmeɪs/
a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain, etc.
verb (used without object), grimaced, grimacing.
to make grimaces.
an ugly or distorted facial expression, as of wry humour, disgust, etc
(intransitive) to contort the face
1650s, from French grimace, from Middle French grimache, from Old French grimuce “grotesque face, ugly mug,” possibly from Frankish (cf. Old Saxon grima “face mask,” Old English grima “mask, helmet”), from same Germanic root as grim (adj.). With pejorative suffix -azo (from Latin -aceus).
1762, from French grimacer, from grimace (see grimace (n.)). Related: Grimaced; grimacing.
noun, Electronics. 1. a capacitor connected in series with the grid.
noun, Electronics. 1. the potential difference applied between a grid and the cathode of a vacuum tube. noun 1. the fixed voltage applied between the control grid and cathode of a valve
[gri-mahl-dee, -mawl-] /grɪˈmɑl di, -ˈmɔl-/ noun 1. Joseph, 1779–1837, English actor, mime, and clown. 2. a walled plain in the third quadrant of the face of the moon: about 120 miles (195 km) in diameter. /ɡrɪˈmɔːldɪ/ noun 1. a large crater in the SE quadrant of the moon, about 190 km in diameter, which is […]
[gri-mahl-dee-uh n, -mawl-] /grɪˈmɑl di ən, -ˈmɔl-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an Upper Paleolithic cultural epoch in northwestern Italy.