façade

See also: facade

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

façade (plural façades)

  1. Alternative form of facade.
    • 2019, Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other, Penguin Books (2020), page 291:
      he wanted to know who she was deep down inside, the real Penny behind the pleasant, people-pleasing façade, as was her fate as a woman and mother

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French façade, itself from Italian facciata.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

façade f (plural façades, diminutive façadetje n)

  1. façade (of a building)
  2. façade (deceptive outward appearance)
  3. (metonymy) face

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: fasade
  • Indonesian: fasade
  • West Frisian: fasade

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian facciata, a derivation of faccia (front), from Latin facies (face).

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NounEdit

façade f (plural façades)

  1. façade (of a building)
    L'entrée principale, au centre de la façade, est précédée d'un perron. (The main entrance, in the center of the façade, is preceded by a flight of steps.)
  2. façade (deceptive outward appearance)
    Je me charge de vous montrer Lisbonne. Une belle façade, oui! mais vous verrez ce qu'il y a derrière! (Simone de Beauvoir, Les Mandarins, 1954, p. 88)

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