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antimasque

[an-ti-mask, -mahsk] /ˈæn tɪˌmæsk, -ˌmɑsk/
noun
1.
a comic or grotesque performance, as a dance, presented before or between the acts of a masque.
Also, antimask.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; anti- + masque; replacing antemask; see ante-, mask
Related forms
antimasquer, antimasker, noun
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Examples for antimasque
  • The former shows that the antimasque is implicit in the masque from the beginning.
British Dictionary definitions for antimasque

antimasque

/ˈæntɪˌmɑːsk/
noun
1.
a comic or grotesque dance, presented between the acts of a masque
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