Pleonasms, Redundancies & Redundant Phrases
by wpengine on December 9, 2013
Discuss this pleonasm in the comments below.
A mask may also refer to a covering for an object other than a face, such as a window, wall, or photograph. So I question whether face mask is a pleonasm.
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pleonasm: 1. the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy. 2. an instance of this, as free gift or true fact. 3. a redundant word or expression.