harlequinade definition

  • noun:
    • A comedy or pantomime where Harlequin may be the primary attraction.
    • Farcical clowning or buffoonery.
    • A pantomime-like comedy featuring the harlequin or clown.
    • Any comical or fantastical procedure or playfulness.
    • A play or section of a play where harlequin is conspicuous; the element of a harlequin.
    • some sort of pantomime; that section of a pantomime which uses the change of characters, plus in that the harlequin and clown have fun with the principal parts; therefore, buffoonery; a fantastic procedure.
    • acting like a clown or buffoon

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