death mask

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noun

a cast taken of a person's face after death.

Nearby words

  1. death grant,
  2. death house,
  3. death in venice,
  4. death instinct,
  5. death knell,
  6. death metal,
  7. death of,
  8. death of a salesman,
  9. death of ivan ilyich, the,
  10. death on

Compare life mask.

Origin of death mask

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for death mask

death mask

noun

a cast of a person's face taken shortly after deathCompare life mask
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