1. [ noun ] the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
Synonyms: cover screening covering

"the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

Related terms: concealment cover dissemble cover
2. [ noun ] (psychology) the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation

"he studied auditory masking by pure tones"

Related terms: sensation
3. [ noun ] (theater) scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen
Synonyms: masking_piece
Related terms: scenery
4. [ adjective ] hiding from view

"speeding down the other lane beyond the masking truck"- T.H.White" "a masking piece is a flat or curtain that hides part of the stage from the audience"

Related terms: concealing
Similar spelling:   making