Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a mask

Etymologies

mask +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She turned to find her hostess bearing down on her, the woman’s expression masklike as she took in Bliss’s outfit.

    The Pleasure Seekers

  • But the face that spins on the neck in this image, just like the one in the supposedly ecstatic vision of the 1911 "Half-Past Three the Poet," is smiling just as sweetly and meaninglessly as so many other masklike Chagall visages.

    Chagall Through the Eyes of Paris

  • Sporting a tiny red beard with no masklike make-up, Li Yanfeng's Infernal Judge was more baby-faced than fearsome.

    From Controversial Epic to a Generic Flower

  • But the contours of the nudes, farm workers and seated figures with immense hands and lugubriously elongated, masklike faces, as brutalized as Vincent van Gogh's "Potato Eaters," point ahead to mature configurations.

    Irascible Still

  • Helmets fitted with masklike visors were a popular German and Austrian fashion about 1510 to 1540.

    Would This 16th Century Helmet Terrify a Jousting Opponent?

  • During the 24-hour surgery, doctors lifted an entire face, including jaw, nose, cheekbones, muscles, teeth and eyelids, and placed it masklike onto the man.

    Oscar, First Full-Face Transplant Patient, Displays New Look (PHOTOS)

  • During the 24-hour surgery, doctors lifted an entire face, including jaw, nose, cheekbones, muscles, teeth and eyelids, and placed it masklike onto the man, Dr. Joan Pere Barret told The Associated Press on Friday.

    Spanish Hospital Claims 1st Full-Face Transplant

  • His face is still masklike, but I see, or imagine, a gleam in his eyes.

    After the Diagnosis

  • Her sun hat cast a masklike shadow over her eyes when she looked up at me.

    Lifted

  • His face was still, almost masklike, his gaze fixed on Tessa.

    Clockwork Angel

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