(noun, verb)


1. the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it

Similar word(s): cover, covering, screening

Definition categories: act, concealing, concealment, hiding

2. the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation

- he studied auditory masking by pure tones

Definition categories: thought, esthesis, sensation

3. scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen

Definition categories: man–made, scene, scenery


1. present participle of mask