Definition of mascara noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskɑːrə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskærə//
[uncountable] Beauty products
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a substance that is put on eyelashes to make them look dark and thick waterproof mascara Don’t cry or your mascara will run. I wiped most of the mascara from under my eyes. Wordfinderblusher, cleanser, eyeliner, eyeshadow, foundation, lipstick, make-up, mascara, moisturizer, nail polish See related entries: Beauty products Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Italian, literally ‘mask’, from Arabic mask̲ara ‘buffoon’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mascara