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.
In Paris, our lives are one masked ball; and the foyer of the ballet is the last place in which two men so "knowing" as M.
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.
The officers of the British army, and the loyal gentry of the province, most of whom were collected within the beleaguered town, had been invited to a masked ball; for it was the policy of Sir William Howe to hide the distress and danger of the period, and the desperate aspect of the siege, under an ostentation of festivity.
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. And Bill Totts liked the girls and the girls liked him, while Freddie Drummond enjoyed playing the ascetic in this particular, was open in his opposition to equal suffrage, and cynically bitter in his secret condemnation of coeducation.
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.
Celebrations included a masked ball, attended by hundreds of people.
Police say the men, one aged 18 and the other two 19, may have been at the Masked Ball, a music festival on the cliff top, or trying to get into the event.