verb (used without object), mas·quer·ad·ed, mas·quer·ad·ing.
Origin of masquerade
Synonyms for masquerade
Related Words for masqueradedshow, color, mask, circus, revel, costume, facade, impersonation, deception, pretense, cloak, imposture, festivity, screen, pose, front, veil, cover-up, carnival, cover
Examples from the Web for masqueraded
Historical Examples of masqueraded
Communistic quackery has masqueraded as sociological wisdom.
Mr. Buffington was rich in names, and had masqueraded under at least a dozen.Mark Mason's Victory
She felt that she ought to—but that was only because I masqueraded in your history.The Two Vanrevels
I had masqueraded as one of the ghosts in this accursed house.Man and Maid
E. (Edith) Nesbit
It was the girl with the Gypsies who had masqueraded as the queen.The Corner House Girls Under Canvas
Grace Brooks Hill
Word Origin for masquerade
1650s, from masquerade (n.). Related: Masqueraded; masquerading.
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.