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Pronunciation of Countenanced: Learn how to pronounce Countenanced in English correctly

Learn how to say Countenanced correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word countenance:

noun
1a person’s face or facial expression:
his impenetrable eyes and inscrutable countenance give little away
2 [mass noun] support or approval:
she was giving her specific countenance to the occasion
verb
[with object]
admit as acceptable or possible:
he was reluctant to countenance the use of force
Phrases

keep one’s countenance

maintain one’s composure, especially by refraining from laughter.
keep someone in countenance

help someone to remain calm and confident:
to keep herself in countenance she opened her notebook
out of countenance

disconcerted or unpleasantly surprised:
I put him clean out of countenance just by looking at him
Origin:

Middle English: from Old French contenance ‘bearing, behaviour’, from contenir (see contain). The early sense was ‘bearing, demeanour’, also ‘facial expression’, hence ‘the face’