Baron Zhao
What's the differences between camouflage and masquerade?
Apr 22, 2016 12:15 PM
Answers · 4 It's best to check an English-only dictionary first.
April 22, 2016
Both are words English has borrowed from French! A "masquerade" originally had the meaning of a "masked ball," a dance in which the dancers wear a mask that hides their face, so you do not know who they are, and dress up in a costume that makes them look like something that they are not. They show a false identity, and they hide their true identity. You can see that they are there--but you don't know who they are. "Camouflage" was originally a military term. It means to hide something, make it difficult to see, almost invisible, by using paint or clothing to break up the natural shape of something and make it blend in with its surroundings. When something is camouflaged, you can't see that it is there. It becomes invisible.
April 22, 2016
differences between camouflage and masquerade To camouflage is to make yourself blend in with the environment so that you will be hard to be seen ,such as by wearing clothes of the same color as the place you are in ,or you can just used anything that make you "look" same as place you are in >He camouflage himself in the jungle by putting tree branches over his body and lying low. > He camouflage himself into the jungle by wearing camouflaged army uniforms. To masquerade is to pretend to be someone else by acting and DISGUISE so they think you are that person . He pretended to be a reporter > He masqueraded as a reporter> He disguised himself as a reporter. I can see through your masquerade /disguise
April 22, 2016
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