a satire or lampoon, especially one posted in a public place.
to assail in a pasquinade or pasquinades.
- pas·quin·ad·er, noun
- pas·quin·i·an [pas-kwin-ee-uhn], /pæsˈkwɪn i ən/, adjective
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How to use pasquinade in a sentence
And the little pasquinade is so curious, and will fill a gap in that fine collection so nicely!The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
A pasquinade, comparing his reign to that of Nero, was affixed to the palace gate.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2) | John William Draper
But how are we to understand the uses of the pasquinade Hymn?The Homeric Hymns | Andrew Lang
A pasquinade was originally an anonymous lampoon affixed to a statue of a gladiator which still stands in Rome.The Romance of Words (4th ed.) | Ernest Weekley
The collocation, in this case, was piquant enough to beget a clever pasquinade, which was chalked up at street corners in Paris.Chaucer and His England | G. G. Coulton
British Dictionary definitions for pasquinade
an abusive lampoon or satire, esp one posted in a public place
(tr) to ridicule with pasquinade
- pasquinader, noun
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