What does the word mask mean?

Usage examples for mask

  1. Life, we know too well, is not a Comedy, but something strangely mixed; nor is Comedy a vile mask. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Oh, a mask ball have they, this evening! – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  3. Later, however, the mask which deceived nobody was removed. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright