antimasque

[ an-ti-mask ]

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

Origin of antimasque

1
First recorded in 1600–10; anti- + masque; replacing antemask;see ante-, mask
  • Sometimes an·ti·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
  1. a comic or grotesque dance, presented between the acts of a masque

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