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antimasque

[ an-ti-mask ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌmæsk /
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noun
a comic or grotesque performance, as a dance, presented before or between the acts of a masque.
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Origin of antimasque

First recorded in 1600–10; anti- + masque; replacing antemask;see ante-, mask

OTHER WORDS FROM antimasque

an·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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