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har·le·quin

 (här′lĭ-kwĭn, -kĭn)
n.
1. Harlequin A conventional buffoon of the commedia dell'arte, traditionally presented in a mask and parti-colored tights.
2. A clown; a buffoon.
adj.
Having a pattern of brightly colored diamond shapes.

[Obsolete French, from Old French Herlequin, Hellequin, a demon, perhaps from Middle English *Herleking, from Old English Herla cyning, King Herla, a mythical figure identified with Woden.]
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harlequin

(ˈhɑːlɪkwɪn)
n
1. (Theatre) (sometimes capital) theatre a stock comic character originating in the commedia dell'arte; the foppish lover of Columbine in the English harlequinade. He is usually represented in diamond-patterned multicoloured tights, wearing a black mask
2. a clown or buffoon
adj
3. varied in colour or decoration
4. (Zoology) (of certain animals) having a white coat with irregular patches of black or other dark colour: harlequin Great Dane.
5. comic; ludicrous
[C16: from Old French Herlequin, Hellequin leader of band of demon horsemen, perhaps from Middle English Herle king (unattested) King Herle, mythical being identified with Woden]
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har•le•quin

(ˈhɑr lə kwɪn, -kɪn)

n.
1. (often cap.) a comic character in commedia dell'arte and the harlequinade, usu. masked, dressed in multicolored, diamond-patterned tights, and carrying a wooden sword or magic wand.
2. a buffoon.
adj.
3. fancifully colorful.
[1580–90; < French, Middle French (h)arlequin < Italian arlecchino < Old French *harlequin, halequin a malevolent spirit, probably < Middle English *Herla king, Old English *Her(e)la cyning King Herle, presumably a legendary figure, rendered in Anglo-Latin as Herla rex]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harlequin - a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)harlequin - a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
merry andrew, buffoon, clown, goof, goofball - a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
Verb1.harlequin - variegate with spots or marks; "His face was harlequined with patches"
dapple, mottle, cloud - colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
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harlequin

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Translations

Harlequin

[ˈhɑːlɪkwɪn] NArlequín
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Harlequin

n (Theat) → Harlekin m, → Hanswurst m
adjHarlekin(s)-; Harlequin costumeHarlekin(s)kostüm nt

harlequin

n (= colourful)bunt; harlequin glassesbuntes Brillengestell
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