[ ma-skar-uh; British ma-skahr-uh ]
/ mæˈskær ə; British mæˈskɑr ə /
a substance used as a cosmetic to color the eyelashes and eyebrows.
verb (used with object)
to apply mascara to.
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Origin of mascara
1885–90; < Spanish: mask; see mask
Words nearby mascara
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British Dictionary definitions for mascaraed
/ (mæˈskɑːrə) /
a cosmetic substance for darkening, colouring, and thickening the eyelashes, applied with a brush or rod
Word Origin for mascara
C20: from Spanish: mask
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