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vizard

or vis·ard

[ viz-erd ]

noun

  1. Archaic. a mask or visor.


vizard

/ ˈvɪzəd /

noun

  1. archaic.
    a means of disguise; mask; visor


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Derived Forms

  • ˈvizarded, adjective

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Other Words From

  • vizard·ed adjective
  • un·vizard·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vizard1

1545–55; variant of visor; -ard

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vizard1

C16: variant of visor

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Example Sentences

He had a vizard over his face, but his hair came down from under his helm like the tail of a red horse.

The city has its vizard on and we—at night we are our naked selves.

Finding Zoe was to be trusted as a county chronicle, Vizard turned sharply to her, and said, "And was he flirting with her?"

Harrington Vizard sat rapt in attention, and never took his eyes off her, yet said not a word.

Vizard, for the first time, wore a supercilious smile at being so misunderstood, and did not deign a reply.

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