face mask

face mask
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feys mask, mahsk]
    • /feɪs mæsk, mɑsk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feys mask, mahsk]
    • /feɪs mæsk, mɑsk/

Definitions of face mask words

  • noun face mask Sports. the protective equipment, usually made of steel or plastic, that guards the face, as the steel cage worn by a baseball catcher or the molded plastic covering worn by a hockey goalkeeper. 1
  • noun face mask any of various similar devices to shield the face, sometimes attached to or forming part of a helmet, as that worn by workers engaged in a hazardous activity. 1
  • countable noun face mask A face mask is a device that you wear over your face, for example to prevent yourself from breathing bad air or from spreading germs, or to protect your face when you are in a dangerous situation. 0
  • countable noun face mask A face mask is the same as a face pack. 0
  • noun face mask a mask worn to prevent the inhalation of fumes, or to avoid spreading germs 0
  • noun face mask a cream treatment that cleanses and tones the skin 0

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Origin of face mask

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10; face + mask

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Parts of speech for Face mask


face mask popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

face mask usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for face mask

noun face mask

  • facial — of the face: facial expression.
  • mudpack — a pastelike preparation, as one consisting of fuller's earth, astringents, etc., used on the face as a cosmetic restorative.

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