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masque

noun \ˈmask\

: a type of play that was performed in the 16th and 17th centuries by actors wearing masks

Full Definition of MASQUE

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:  a short allegorical dramatic entertainment of the 16th and 17th centuries performed by masked actors

Variants of MASQUE

masque also mask \ˈmask\

Origin of MASQUE

Middle French masque — more at mask
First Known Use: 1526

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with MASQUE

MASQUE Defined for Kids

masque

noun \ˈmask\

Definition of MASQUE for Kids

:  an old form of dramatic entertainment in which the actors wore masks

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