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appearance

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appearanceˈpirəns/noun
pluralappearances
appearance
ˈpirəns/
noun
pluralappearances
Learner's definition of APPEARANCE  
somewhat formal  : the way that someone or something looks
[count]
[noncount]
[count]  : a way of looking that is not true or real
[count]  : the action of appearing : the fact that something or someone arrives or begins to be seen — usually singular
[count]  : the time when something begins to exist or is seen for the first time — usually singular
[count]  : an act of being seen or heard by the public as an actor, politician, athlete, etc. — often used with make
[count]  : the formal act of going in front of a person or group to speak, answer questions, etc. — often + before

keep up appearances

: to hide something bad by pretending that nothing is wrong

make an appearance

orput in an appearance
: to go to an event, gathering, etc., usually for a short period of time
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