antimasque

[an-ti-mask, -mahsk]
noun
a comic or grotesque performance, as a dance, presented before or between the acts of a masque.
Also, antimask.


Origin:
1605–15; anti- + masque; replacing antemask; see ante-, mask

antimasquer, antimasker, noun
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antimasque (ˈæntɪˌmɑːsk)
 
n
a comic or grotesque dance, presented between the acts of a masque

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The former shows that the antimasque is implicit in the masque from the beginning.
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