Facade - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fəˈsɑːd|  American pronunciation of the word facade
Brit.  |fəˈsɑːd|  British pronunciation of the word facade

noun

- the face or front of a building (syn: frontage, frontal)
- a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

Examples

the windowless façade of the skyscraper

They were trying to preserve the facade of a happy marriage.

I could sense the hostility lurking behind her polite facade.

Behind her cheerful facade, she's a really lonely person.

She managed to maintain a facade of bravery.

...though educated and sophisticated, the country singer always put on the facade of an amiable hayseed when in public...

...the rectangular pilasters spaced along the building's facade lend an air of classical grandeur...

his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade

sandblast the facade of the building

...behind that demure facade lurked an unexpected lustihood...

Word forms

noun
singular: facade
plural: facades
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