masked ball


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masked ball

n.
A ball at which masks are worn.

masked ball

n
a ball at which masks are worn

masked′ ball′


n.
a ball at which masks are worn.
[1770–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masked ball - a ball at which guests wear costumes and masksmasked ball - a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks
formal, ball - a lavish dance requiring formal attire
masque, masquerade, masquerade party, mask - a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
Translations

masked ball

nMaskenball m

masked ball

[ˈmɑːsktˌbɔːl] nballo in maschera, ballo mascherato
References in classic literature ?
It was towards the close of the fifth or sixth month of his seclusion, and while the pestilence raged most furiously abroad, that the Prince Prospero entertained his thousand friends at a masked ball of the most unusual magnificence.
The same night--also in Edinburgh--there was a masked ball, given by somebody whose name I forget.
It was not a masked ball, as some folks wanted to persuade you.
In fact, she must have been certain that the house was empty, because she was as well aware as myself that the Italian girls after their work at the opera were going to a masked ball to dance for their own amusement, attended of course by their conscientious father.
Freddie Drummond did not care for dancing, but Bill Totts never missed the nights at the various dancing clubs, such as The Magnolia, The Western Star, and The Elite; while he won a massive silver cup, standing thirty inches high, for being the best-sustained character at the Butchers and Meat Workers' annual grand masked ball.
The Count of San-Felice announced a grand masked ball, to which all that were distinguished in Rome were invited.
Hop-Frog, in especial, was so inventive in the way of getting up pageants, suggesting novel characters, and arranging costumes, for masked balls, that nothing could be done, it seems, without his assistance.
Devoted to masked balls during the carnival, they seek their luck there, though it often escapes them.
Time is not the only factor that distinguishes the Mithras Masked Ball and Queen's Luncheon from other functions.
June 22: Miles Berger, Chairman of the Berger Organization, will be honored by UNCF Newark at its annual Masked Ball at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.
In Fifty Shades Darker Christian reveals to Anastasia that he plans to take her to a masked ball, where an evening of kinky hijinx will ensue.
A thoroughly enjoyable mystery, complete with a masked ball and a bit of crawling through a roof space, refreshingly plausible in terms of what the children are actually able to do.