cloak-and-sword

adjective

Definition of cloak-and-sword

: dealing in fictional or semifictional romance and adventure of the nobility in a period when swordplay and colorful elaborate dress were common

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History and Etymology for cloak-and-sword

translation of Spanish (comedia de) capa y espada cloak-and-sword comedy

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“Cloak-and-sword.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloak-and-sword. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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