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mascara

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noun mas·cara \ma-ˈsker-ə, -ˈska-rə\

Simple Definition of mascara

  • : a type of makeup used for darkening and thickening eyelashes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mascara

  1. :  a cosmetic especially for making the eyelashes darker and more prominent

mascaraed

play \-əd, -rəd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of mascara

probably from Italian maschera mask


First Known Use: 1886

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