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definition of the word masque

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From 16th Century Italian maschera (mask) < Arabic maskharah (clown) < Arabic sakhira (mockery).

Singular
masque

Plural
masques

masque (plural masques)

  1. (archaic) (in 16th-17th Century England & Europe) A dramatic performance, often performed at court as a royal entertainment, consisting of dancing, dialogue, pantomime and song.
  2. (archaic) Words and music written for a masque.
  3. (archaic) A shortening of the word masquerade.


masque (infinitive: mascar)

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of mascar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of mascar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of mascar.
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