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also mas·quer  (măs′kər)
One who wears a mask, especially a participant in a masquerade or masque.
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(ˈmɑːskə) or


a person who wears a mask or takes part in a masque
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Noun1.masker - a participant in a masquerademasker - a participant in a masquerade  
participant - someone who takes part in an activity
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References in classic literature ?
The little boy scraped away at his cauldron with more spirit than ever; and, to crown all, an old woman had just placed on the tripod a frying-pan of grease, which hissed away on the fire with a noise similar to the cry of a troop of children in pursuit of a masker.
Hop-Frog, clinging to the chain as it rose, still maintained his relative position in respect to the eight maskers, and still (as if nothing were the matter) continued to thrust his torch down toward them, as though endeavoring to discover who they were.
"I now see distinctly." he said, "what manner of people these maskers are.
The encamisados were all timid folk and unarmed, so they speedily made their escape from the fray and set off at a run across the plain with their lighted torches, looking exactly like maskers running on some gala or festival night.
But to the chamber which lies most westwardly of the seven, there are now none of the maskers who venture; for the night is waning away; and there flows a ruddier light through the blood-coloured panes; and the blackness of the sable drapery appals; and to him whose foot falls upon the sable carpet, there comes from the near clock of ebony a muffled peal more solemnly emphatic than any which reaches their ears who indulged in the more remote gaieties of the other apartments.
On his return from the Vatican, Franz carefully avoided the Corso; he brought away with him a treasure of pious thoughts, to which the mad gayety of the maskers would have been profanation.
No sound was audible save that of the carriages that were carrying the maskers home; nothing was visible save a few lights that burnt behind the windows.
Greta Kennedy Elizabeth King Sonja Koeckeritz Andrew Lane Mekka Levy Donna Littlefield Elizabeth Madrid Victoria Manigault Ma Victoria Marzan Lisa Masker Aimee Renea Matthews Robin Matutina Mark McCaslin Christina McCaw Michelle McCray Mary McGee Sammy McIntosh Kathryn McLain Brittany McNair Rebecca Morrison Melanie Nichols Kelvin Oakley Alfreda Oree Lisa Page
The studies have measured post-masking effects in their patients with a one-minute masker presented at 10 dB above the minimum level required to mask the tinnitus.
The audio masking effect can be described by masking function (MF), which is related to the sound pressure (SP) of the audio and the distance (d) between the masked and the masker.