Origin of mascaron
1655–65; < French < Italian mascherone, augmentative of maschera; see mask
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Examples from the Web for mascaron
Mascaron has the older fault of prodigal and somewhat indiscriminate erudition.
Mascaron is chiefly remembered for his Oraison on that same death of Turenne which gave occasion to so many orators.A Short History of French Literature
Compared with those of Bossuet, the funeral orations of Mascaron are weak, and his style is lifeless.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)