antimasque

noun
an·​ti·​masque
variants: or antimask or less commonly antemask \ ˈantēˌ-​ , -​tə̇-​ \
plural -s

Definition of antimasque

: an additional masque usually preceding the main masque and introduced for comic or grotesque contrast

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History and Etymology for antimasque

anti- entry 2 or ante- + masque, mask

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“Antimasque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antimasque. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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