masque

noun \ ˈmask \
variants: or less commonly mask
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of masque

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

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Origin and Etymology of masque

Middle French masque — more at mask

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MASQUE Defined for English Language Learners

masque

noun

Definition of masque for English Language Learners

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


MASQUE Defined for Kids

masque

noun \ ˈmask \

Definition of masque for Students

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

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