death masknoun [ C ]uk /ˈdeθ ˌmɑːsk/ us /ˈdeθ ˌmæsk/
Examples from literature
- On the pallor of the death mask the tinted lips, the spots of rouge, the pencilled eyebrows of the dead face, were as clearly revealed as print on a white page.
- The ice had pressed a death mask on the convulsed features and held them in the moment of agony.
- The rest of his face was like a death mask.