Definition of death mask in English:

death mask

Syllabification: death mask

noun

A plaster cast taken of a dead person’s face, used to make a mask or model.
More example sentences
  • Images of his deathbed and casts of his death mask consequently circulated widely throughout the country and beyond.
  • Dominating the display, the death mask of Johnson's head and shoulders shows the facial distortion caused by his own final series of strokes.
  • The image rivets through its drama and detail; the features of Henri IV ring true in their resemblance to his portraits and death mask.

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