[ an-ti-mask, -mahsk ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌmæsk, -ˌmɑsk /
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a comic or grotesque performance, as a dance, presented before or between the acts of a masque.
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OTHER WORDS FROM antimasquean·ti·mas·quer, an·ti·mask·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for antimasque
Antimask, Antimasque, an′ti-mask, n. a ridiculous interlude dividing the parts of the more serious mask.
The Tempest masque, however, is of the simpler type, without antimasque.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama|Walter W. Greg
British Dictionary definitions for antimasque
/ (ˈæntɪˌmɑːsk) /
a comic or grotesque dance, presented between the acts of a masque
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