verb (used without object), mas·quer·ad·ed, mas·quer·ad·ing.
- maspero, gaston camille charles,
- masque biliaire,
- mass affluent,
- mass book,
- mass card,
- mass defect
Origin of masquerade
Examples from the Web for masquerade
It builds to a masquerade ball, in which Not Harry and the women don masks and commence flirting.You Really Don't Want to Watch Fox’s ‘I Wanna Marry “Harry”’|Jason Lynch|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They masquerade as intellectual contests, but are really just showcases for rhetorical cleverness and public charisma.
He was supposed to come back to “masquerade the relationship,” but no such luck.
He escorts her to masquerade parties, takes her sailing on his yacht, force-feeds her oysters.Speed Read: 12 Naughty Bits From ‘50 Shades Darker’|Lizzie Crocker|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And it says something depressing about our country that it is permitted to masquerade as the former.The Freedom to Be Fat? The Politics of Movie Popcorn, Obama, and the FDA|Michael Tomasky|April 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She also came to a masquerade at the Temple, in the costume of a City lady.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
Which means that you must carry on the masquerade till then?The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
The Recess was not a masquerade, but the plot and characters slightly picture the reign of Elizabeth.Woman's Work in English Fiction|Clara Helen Whitmore
"I masquerade as Sir Hubert Pine," retorted the millionaire, slipping off the stone to sprawl full-length on the grass.Red Money|Fergus Hume
"So this going about as a mountebank is only a masquerade," she said, with a touch of scorn.The Belovd Vagabond|William J. Locke
Word Origin for masquerade
1590s, "assembly of people wearing masks and disguises," from French mascarade or Spanish mascarada "masked party or dance," from Italian mascarata "a ball at which masks are worn," variant of mascherata "masquerade," from maschera (see mask (n.)). Figurative sense of "false outward show" is from 1670s.
1650s, from masquerade (n.). Related: Masqueraded; masquerading.