Her face was masklike, but there was the same look of haggardness about her eyes as there was in her husband's face.
Praed's thin, sun-blackened countenance was immovable, masklike.
She saw her father when he stepped from the buggy, and understood what he carried behind his masklike face.
A spasm distorted the masklike features, but in a moment it was gone.
His masklike face relaxed, and he stroked his black moustaches, and took a long pull of his cigar.
Gradenigo, one hand on the door, turned slowly backward a masklike face.
He glanced at Monck with the words, almost as if seeking sympathy; but Monck's face was masklike in its unresponsiveness.
She looked from Bendy to Don, but they seemed to consider discretion and masklike faces the better part of candor.
At last, he spoke slowly, forcing his words and holding his features in masklike rigidity of control.
So life here too far retired, too deeply sunk to struggle back and vitalise again that hue, those lips, that masklike effigy.
1530s, from Middle French masque "covering to hide or guard the face" (16c.), from Italian maschera, from Medieval Latin masca "mask, specter, nightmare," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Arabic maskharah "buffoon, mockery," from sakhira "be mocked, ridiculed." Or via Provençal mascarar, Catalan mascarar, Old French mascurer "to black (the face)," perhaps from a Germanic source akin to English mesh (q.v.). But cf. Occitan mascara "to blacken, darken," derived from mask- "black," which is held to be from a pre-Indo-European language, and Old Occitan masco "witch," surviving in dialects; in Beziers it means "dark cloud before the rain comes." [See Walther von Wartburg, "Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch: Eine Darstellung galloromanischen sprachschatzes"]. Figurative use by 1570s.
1560s, "take part in a masquerade;" 1570s, "to disguise;" 1580s, "to wear a mask," from mask (n.). Figurative use by 1580s. Extended sense of "to disguise" is attested from 1847. Related: Masked; masking. Masking tape recorded from 1927; so called because it is used to block out certain surfaces before painting.
A covering for the nose and mouth that is used for inhaling oxygen or an anesthetic.
A covering worn over the nose and mouth, as by a surgeon or dentist, to prevent infection.
A facial bandage.
Something, often a trait, that disguises or conceals.
Any of a various of conditions producing alteration or discoloration of the skin of the face.
An expressionless appearance of the face seen in certain diseases, such as Parkinsonism.
To cover with a protective mask.
To cover in order to conceal, protect, or disguise.