A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (facial gesture)
a. face
Carla me hizo una mueca cuando le pregunté si tenía miedo.Carla made a face at me when I asked her if she was scared.
La niñera le hizo muecas al niño que estaba llorando para hacerle reír.The babysitter made faces at the crying child to make him laugh.
b. grimace (of pain)
Con una mueca, se quitó el diente suelto.With a grimace, he pulled out his loose tooth.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (gesto)
a. face, expression
2. (de dolor)
a. grimace
hacer una muecato pull a face
hizo una mueca de dolorshe winced in pain, she grimaced with pain
los niños hacían muecas a espaldas del profesorthe children were making o pulling faces behind the teacher's back
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(wry) face; grimace
hacer muecas to make faces; pull faces;a at; una mueca de asco/estupor/desesperación a disgusted/astonished/despairing expression
una mueca de amargura curvó sus labios
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