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

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

antimasquer, antimasker, noun Unabridged
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antimasque (ˈæntɪˌmɑːsk)
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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