antimasque

or an·ti·mask

[ an-ti-mask, -mahsk ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌmæsk, -ˌmɑsk /
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noun

a comic or grotesque performance, as a dance, presented before or between the acts of a masque.

Nearby words

  1. antimacassar,
  2. antimachus,
  3. antimagnetic,
  4. antimalarial,
  5. antimanic,
  6. antimatter,
  7. antimension,
  8. antimensium,
  9. antimere,
  10. antimetabole

Origin of antimasque

1605–15; anti- + masque; replacing antemask; see ante-, mask

Related formsan·ti·mas·quer, an·ti·mask·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for antimasque

antimasque

/ (ˈæntɪˌmɑːsk) /

noun

a comic or grotesque dance, presented between the acts of a masque
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