antimasque

noun an·ti·masque \ˈantēˌ-, -tə̇-\
variants: or

antimask

less commonly

antemask

\ˈantēˌ-, -tə̇-\

Definition of antimasque

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of antimasque

2anti- or ante- + masque, mask


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