Definition of false face in English:

false face


  • A mask, especially as traditionally worn ceremonially by some North American Indian peoples.

    • ‘There are prizes for the best dressed ghost and home made false faces.’
    • ‘My grandmother used to refer to Halloween masks as false faces.’
    • ‘Traditionally all over Ireland wren boys and girls go out disguised with false faces and boxes to sing for the wren.’
    disguise, veil, false face, domino, stocking mask, fancy dress
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