masque definition

  • noun:
    • A dramatic enjoyment, generally done by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures, which was preferred in England into the sixteenth and early 17th hundreds of years.
    • A dramatic verse structure written for such an entertainment.
    • See masquerade.
    • (in 16th-17th Century England & Europe) A dramatic performance, often done at courtroom as a royal activity, comprising dance, discussion, pantomime and track.
    • Words and music written for a masque.
    • A shortening for the term masquerade.
    • Archaic form of mask.
    • A mask; a masquerade.
    • a celebration of guests putting on costumes and masks
  • verb:
    • Archaic as a type of mask.
  • others:
    • view mask.

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