masque

Definitions:

  • A dramatic entertainment, usually performed by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures, that was popular in England in the 1500s and early 1600s.
  • A dramatic verse composition written for such an entertainment.
  • None
  • See <internalXref urlencoded="mask">mask</internalXref>.
  • A mask; a masquerade.
  • (in 16th-17th Century England & Europe) A dramatic performance, often performed at court as a royal entertainment, consisting of dancing, dialogue, pantomime and song.
  • Words and music written for a masque.
  • A shortening of the word <xref>masquerade</xref>.
  • Archaic form of <xref>mask</xref>.
  • Archaic form of <xref>mask</xref>.
  • a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
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