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masquealso mask (măsk)
1. A dramatic entertainment, usually performed by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures, that was popular in England in the 1500s and early 1600s.
2. A dramatic verse composition written for such an entertainment.
3. See masquerade.
[French; see mask.]
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1. (Theatre) a dramatic entertainment of the 16th to 17th centuries in England, consisting of pantomime, dancing, dialogue, and song, often performed at court
2. (Theatre) the words and music written for a masque
3. (Clothing & Fashion) short for masquerade
[C16: variant of mask]
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or mask(mæsk, mɑsk)
1. an elaborate court entertainment in England in the 16th and 17th centuries combining pantomime, dialogue, music, singing, dancing, and mechanical effects.
2. a dramatic composition for such entertainment.
3. masked ball.
[1505–15; < Middle French]
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A typical European Renaissance dramatic form, with actors using masks and costumes.
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|Noun||1.||masque - a party of guests wearing costumes and masks|
party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
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masque[mɑːsk] N → mascarada f
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n → Maskenspiel nt
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