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masked ball

a ball at which masks are worn.
Origin of masked ball
First recorded in 1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • No more brilliant spectacle than this masked ball could be imagined.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • She'll meet me, however, at the masked ball to-night, where we can confer together.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • This was a masked ball, and young Lavater, then in England, was with them.

    Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • "I feel as though I were going to a masked ball," I said, laughing.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • And I must avow I found it much more decent than the masked ball.

  • Often, as he did her hair, the man offered her tickets for a masked ball.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • On Mid-Lent she did not return to Yonville, but in the evening went to a masked ball.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • I do not believe this invention of yours about the masked ball.

  • Oscar, a page, brings him the list of guests invited to a masked ball.

  • The happenings of our daily life are like the characters at a masked ball.

    Southern Hearts Florence Hull Winterburn
British Dictionary definitions for masked ball

masked ball

a ball at which masks are worn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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