Translation of mask in Spanish:


máscara, n.

Pronunciation /mæsk//mɑːsk/


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    • 1.1(for ritual, disguise)

      máscara feminine
      careta feminine
      (covering upper part of face) antifaz masculine
      • Even the tots wore their costumes and enjoyed the fun, peering through their grotesque masks, and frightening their elders.
      • The expensive, bought costumes and masks are very often inappropriate and can genuinely frighten smaller children, she adds.
      • Two other men, both wearing masks, then jumped in.
      • The masks and disguises donned by nearly every character in the play create a dizzying parody of both the theatre itself and society.
      • To frighten his enemies, he began to wear a fearsome mask when he went into battle.
      • Closer to me were two children, also wearing masks.
      • She flipped down the veil on her mask, looking fretfully at the figure ahead of her.
      • He left just 25 tiny flakes of skin on a woman's stocking which he wore as a mask then discarded in a stolen getaway car.
      • Some put on frightening masks, some had their faces tattooed with scary figures while a few had horns growing out of their heads.
      • Men wearing masks dance among them in an attempt to frighten the child, who has to walk clockwise through this scene of carnage.
      • It promises to be a wacky race featuring disguises and masks and neo-virginal veils of innocence.
      • Even bandanas, which could be used as masks, are discouraged.
      • Guests were asked to come along in fancy dress or carry an eye mask.
      • The only way to differentiate between them was their domino masks.
      • On her face is a domino mask decorated to look like a bird's face and beak.
      • He gave a soft chuckle and his light eyes made his silver mask less frightening.
      • Here is a bus full of them wearing identical masks; this same mask shows up often, but I have no idea what it depicts.
      • Here the players designed and constructed their own masks.
      • The colourful use of masks, live music and puppets, both large and small, are used to illustrate this fun, clever and moving story.
      • The device beeped twice as the display lit up, revealing the face of a young woman in a domino mask.

    • 1.2

      (in fencing, ice-hockey) careta feminine
      (used by doctors, nurses) mascarilla feminine
      (used by doctors, nurses) barbijo masculine
      (for diving) gafas de buceo feminine
      (for diving) anteojos de buceo masculine
      (against dust, fumes) mascarilla feminine
      • The fencing mask gives a good level of visibility, can be removed quickly if grappling happens.
      • Staff members caring for the patient and those cleaning the room must wear fit-tested masks.
      • A plastic mask covered her mouth and nose, feeding oxygen to her in her oblivion.
      • An example of this occurred when a company was asked to compare the resistance of several surgical masks to blood penetration.
      • If any visitor or family member has an illness, either the patient or the ill person should wear a mask.
      • High risk of exposure to an unknown or known agent may necessitate that an N95 respirator mask be used.
      • For this treatment, you will wear a mask over your nose during sleep that blows air into your throat at a pressure level that is right for you.
      • She was in a fencing outfit, so they couldn't see her face, because of the fencing mask.
      • The flow rate of fixed concentration masks should be adjusted for patients with high peak inspiratory flows.
      • The French fencing master La Boessiere invented the fencing mask, allowing a much safer bout.
      • The surgical mask serves to collect bacteria from the nasopharyngeal airway of the wearer.
      • Always wear a dust mask or respirator when using a sander to prevent inhalation of sawdust.
      • When health workers come into contact with suspected cases they and the patients will wear surgical masks.
      • Or you might try a nebulized form of the anesthetic lidocaine, which you inhale through a mask as a fine mist.
      • Only recently were the protective outfits and masks adopted by fencers.
      • A mask connected to a small air supply had been strapped harshly over her face.
      • The device works by converting medication into a mist and delivering it through a mask that you wear over your nose and mouth.
      • Perhaps surgical masks also should be standard wear for patients.
      • There may even be hostility between the goalies that even their masks can't hide.
      • But he also noted that catchers didn't always wear masks, and neither did hockey goaltenders.
      • Worn correctly, the mask should cover the nose with the metal band contouring to the bridge of the nose.
      • Sometimes patients complain it is hard to breath with the white masks.
      • The umpire took his mask off and gave me a look, knowing that it was a purpose pitch.
      • The Ukranian marksman seems reluctant to play with a protective mask, and will in all probability miss out to be replaced again by Jon Dahl Tomasson.
      • Jemma said she wanted to be injected, but on the morning of her operation this proved difficult and she had to inhale anaesthetic via a mask.
      • Patients should wear a mask during transport from the ward to the surgical suite, if possible.
      • Last of all, she put on the fencing mask, through which she could see Victoria, but her face wouldn't get hit.
      • The fan is powered and configured with the exterior of the filter body to aid in drawing air through the filter media of the mask.
      • Wear a protective mask, covering nose and mouth, to decrease the percentage of polluted air breathed.
      • Unless a mask is worn, blood or other secretions from the patient can enter the surgeon's mouth, maximising the chances of infection.
      • The gauze mask helped protect her burned face until she could receive treatment in hospital.
      • He had grown used to it, at least when he had his mask and filters that allowed him to breathe.
      • For this treatment, a patient will wear a mask over their nose during sleep that blows air into their throat at a pressure level that is right for them.
      • Other treatments that work for some people are breathing oxygen through a mask or using a numbing medicine in the nose.
      • Then, if a patient is asked to wear a mask while the physician rules out an infection of concern, it will not be a new concept to the patient.
      • The catcher throws his mask off and he's not sure where the ball is.
      • He once stepped onto the ice for practice, wearing nothing but a mask and his skates.
      • Giants catcher Hank Gowdy, however, stumbled over his mask and dropped the ball.
      • His mission accomplished, he covered his mouth and nose with a mask and entered the room.
      • An ambulance crew or doctor arriving at the scene will give oxygen through a mask or nose tubes to increase the amount reaching the heart.
      • When you need to use a dust mask or respirator, be sure to use the right one for the job.
      • When Rees was giving birth, she was close to blacking out from pain and turned to reach for the mask supplying a painkilling gas.
      • After surgery oxygen-enriched air can be provided via a mask.
      • She pulled her hair into a medical hat and applied a mask on her nose and mouth.
      • Throughout lower Manhattan, rescue workers and police officers wore surgical masks to protect them from the dust.
      • As he was an habitual wearer of a dust mask, it is far from clear to me why this adjustment was made.
      • Precautions for droplet infection should be instituted, including the wearing of masks and rigorous disinfection and hygiene procedures.
      • There are no problems with his level of fitness but this is a facial injury and the mask might speed up his return.
      • You should wear eye goggles, a mask over your nose and mouth, and rubber or latex gloves.
      • Players sport masks that discourage even traces of light from influencing them.
      • He activates a control on his belt and activates his mask's infrared filter.
      • Whether a surgical mask or something even more sophisticated could protect you is unclear.
      • The oxygen is breathed in through tubes that you put in your nose or through a mask that goes over your mouth and nose.
      • If the child has cyanosis, they may need to receive extra oxygen through a mask.
      • Edwards appeared at the podium wearing his number 59 Chargers jersey and a football mask.

    • 1.3(cosmetic)

      mascarilla (facial) feminine
      máscara (facial) feminine

    • 1.4(façade)

      máscara feminine
      to drop the mask quitarse la máscara
      • Being smartly dressed not only allows a man to be elegant and appear important but it also gives him a mask to hide behind and perform in.
      • To me they were I realise now a mask to hide behind.
      • Of course, everyone wearing masks that hid their true intentions didn't help much.
      • At least the womenfolk didn't hide their feelings behind masks of stone.
      • Many of the characters within the play hide behind a mask of falseness.
      • He was used to Kenny's mood swings and this enabled him to hide behind a mask of tranquillity.
      • We all wear masks in real life, when dealing with others, and the internet provides us with a more effective one, as we project a chosen image through our computer.
      • He is certainly composed but beneath the mask of elegant good manners the man is a bundle of nerves.
      • When we don the mask of sanity and hide our true feelings from each other, we also avoid having to face up to our moral complicity in the bombings.
      • It helped me to escape my feelings, it was my mask, I could hide behind it.
      • Personal conflict chipped away at the mask that hid her true persona from the world.
      • By now, she knew she could no longer hide from her true feelings, donning a mask of self-denial.
      • The best analogy I can think of is that I was looking for a mask to conceal my true feelings.
      • But behind all the masks, even camouflaged, he cannot hide from the truth.
      • This is no time for wearing the shallow mask of manners.
      • Only at home did he remove the mask of the iron autocrat and become a warm personality.
      • He manages to portray the sensitive man under the sadistic mask by tonal inflections and body language, admirably.
      • Hidden beneath the mask of apathy, there is an unsuspected energy and a great human, moral and spiritual charge.
      • The carefree, friendly man returned, but I knew it was a mask to hide the turmoil.

  • 2

    máscara feminine
    pantalla feminine
    • If a diffused edge is preferred on the image, the mask can be placed on top of the glass rather than under it.
    • In this tutorial we will be focusing on how we can create a photo mask from a new document.
    • The Unsharp Mask is an old photography trick that has become available to ‘the common man’ through the introduction of digital editing tools.
    • The images are quite large (600x400 pixels), but when you load the masks, they conform to the size of your photo.
    • You may notice that the entire image has the unsharp mask applied to it beforehand.

transitive verb

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    trees masked the building (from view) los árboles ocultaban / no dejaban ver el edificio
    • these figures mask the extent of the problem estas cifras encubren / ocultan la magnitud del problema
    • she tried to mask her disappointment trató de disimular su decepción
    • She opened her eyes to see a man's tall, slender frame filling the door, masked by shadows.
    • He could hardly hear the sound of her footsteps, and somehow, she masked her prints in the grass.
    • Special camouflage makeup can mask most bruising that still remains.
    • This one was brick and stone laid with crawling ivy masking most of the surface area.
    • They could not see the anger etched on the man's face due to the shadows masking him.
    • His muscular frame, although masked by his black nightshirt, was still clearly visible.
    • They began their ascent again as he stepped back and let the shadows mask him.
    • It's the kind of ground that can remain soft even in winter, when early snows mask a far-from-frozen running surface.
    • On their own, trellises are also a great way of softening an area or masking a drab concrete wall.
    • The cellar door had masked what was an underground subway of some sort.
    • As she draws close to the Sun she disappears from view in her helical setting, circling the Earth invisibly masked by the Sun's light.
    • The double doors were missing, a fine veil of rainwater masking the entryway.
    • Other than those tiny stands, the area in front of him was masked by a thick darkness.
    • And now… the shiny wooden floor, smart servery and coloured drapes masking the old roof lights all make for an attractive, modern appearance.
    • The mast rose up behind it, pointing to the sun above and masked only by dense shoals of damselfish, a fantastic sight.
    • Depending on design, they can mask undesirable sights or highlight attractive views.
    • The bright blue of the river masked the pollution and it sparkled in the sunlight.
    • Trees masking cameras will be pruned to improve the view and community groups such as Homewatch will be developed.
    • Your GP can prescribe camouflage creams to mask disfigurement of the skin.
    • She masked herself from view as she went through a hallway and entered a large bright room.
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    • He opened his eyes for he wished to see his face but his face too was masked like the other men but he knew this man wasn't his enemy.
    • His face was masked by a grey scarf and dark woollen hat and he was wearing dark trousers, a dark knee-length coat and black trainers with white stripes.
    • Their faces were masked by the thick helmets that enveloped their heads.
    • Witnesses described seeing the prisoners handed to US agents whose faces were masked by hoods.
    • The cape was masking her face and hair colour and the horse was trotting along the street with little pace.
    • In the very front of the gym, a man in a black cloak stood at a podium, the hook masking his face.
    • A few masked homogeneous faces around her made it clear that it was no dream.
    • He had a piece of dark material masking his face and was wearing a black, cotton casual jacket.
    • Black feathers sprout from her head and, like the bird, she is masked with bits of torn fabric bound around her eyes.
    • After it was settled, the fighters at the shrine removed the bandanas that had masked their faces and slipped away into the city's maze of alleyways.
    • The young Spellweaver could barely make out his face, which was masked by a full visor.
    • In some of the raids the man masked his face with dark sunglasses, a baseball cap, a hood and a newspaper.
    • The rider's features couldn't be seen because of the large cloak masking its face.
    • For example, masking a patient who is morbidly obese is difficult because of the need for high pressure to overcome the weight of the chest and abdomen when the patient is supine.
    • On the video, the unknown man's face is masked with a scarf and sunglasses.