Demeanor; facial expression or attitude, especially one which is intended by its bearer. (noun)
Examples of word mien
The dogs got nothing, though they watched with wistful mien from a distance, sitting up in the snow, their tails curled around their paws.
Gluten as a unique food ingredient was discovered by Chinese noodle makers around the 6th century, and by the 11th was known as mien chin, or the “muscle of flour.”
Such a nice affected mien is not only a force upon that which is natural, and ridiculous before men, men of sense; but as it is an evidence of a vain mind, it is offensive to
Our people believed that if you give a common thing the meaning of something else you really want—in this case, a bone given the name and mien of a child—the spirit world is tricked into thinking you already have that longed-for object and looks away just long enough for the longed-for object to slip into its place.
At a restaurant near the cross-road we had rice and a cup of tea, and a bowl of the vermicelli soup known as mien, the muleteer and his son sitting down with my men.
The differences are minute and the mien is the same: bold, poised and sexy.
Obsolete form of "mien": air, bearing, carriage or manner, as expressing character or mood; appearance; expression.
As the reader perceives, slang in its entirety, slang of four hundred years ago, like the slang of today, is permeated with that sombre, symbolical spirit which gives to all words a mien which is now mournful, now menacing.