- masked gout,
- masked virus,
- masking frame,
- masking piece,
- masking tape,
Origin of masking
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of mask
Examples from the Web for masking
Part of the alias and the disguise is masking racism with the mechanisms of large, diverse institutions.
I know from her students that the masking tape incident involved little more than hilarity.
The scenes of penetration are obscured with masking or blurring.Japan’s Desperate Housewives Opting for Adulterous Online Dating|Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I tried to find people that were really enthusiastic about dressing up and masking,” she says.
“There are modern techniques for masking the walls,” he says.
With every intimate and silent throb of warning she shivered, responsive, masking her growing uncertainty with words.The Firing Line|Robert W. Chambers
It was plain now even to me that she was masking them in a mood of lightness.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
Then he sat down on the edge, masking his concern with a smile which obtained no response from the dreamy immobility of her eyes.Victory|Joseph Conrad
Men might be fooled by the masking invisibility, but there was no deceiving a dog's keen nose!The Radiant Shell|Paul Ernst
At Chatalja the trenches were masked with the stalks of the Turkish tobacco plants—about the only instance I saw of masking.The Balkan Peninsula|Frank Fox
Word Origin for mask
1560s, "take part in a masquerade;" 1570s, "to disguise;" 1580s, "to wear a mask," from mask (n.). Figurative use by 1580s. Extended sense of "to disguise" is attested from 1847. Related: Masked; masking. Masking tape recorded from 1927; so called because it is used to block out certain surfaces before painting.
1530s, from Middle French masque "covering to hide or guard the face" (16c.), from Italian maschera, from Medieval Latin masca "mask, specter, nightmare," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Arabic maskharah "buffoon, mockery," from sakhira "be mocked, ridiculed." Or via Provençal mascarar, Catalan mascarar, Old French mascurer "to black (the face)," perhaps from a Germanic source akin to English mesh (q.v.). But cf. Occitan mascara "to blacken, darken," derived from mask- "black," which is held to be from a pre-Indo-European language, and Old Occitan masco "witch," surviving in dialects; in Beziers it means "dark cloud before the rain comes." [See Walther von Wartburg, "Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch: Eine Darstellung galloromanischen sprachschatzes"]. Figurative use by 1570s.