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masque

noun \ˈmask\

Simple Definition of masque

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of masque

  1. 1 :  masquerade

  2. 2 :  a short allegorical dramatic entertainment of the 16th and 17th centuries performed by masked actors

Variants of masque

also mask play \ˈmask\

Origin of masque

Middle French masque — more at mask


First Known Use: 1526

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Rhymes with masque


MASQUE Defined for Kids

masque

play
noun \ˈmask\

Definition of masque for Students

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




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