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noun Architecture.
  1. mask(def 11).
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Origin of mascaron

1655–65; < French < Italian mascherone, augmentative of maschera; see mask
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Historical Examples of mascaron

  • Mascaron has the older fault of prodigal and somewhat indiscriminate erudition.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2


  • Mascaron is chiefly remembered for his Oraison on that same death of Turenne which gave occasion to so many orators.

  • 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)