Definition of escapade in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeskəˌpād/


An act or incident involving excitement, daring, or adventure.
Example sentences
  • In fact, he sometimes smiles mischievously when remembering escapades from his wild years.
  • Her escapades and experiences show just how like animals we humans really are.
  • It is often hard for children to believe their uncles and aunts and grandparents were young and in love and involved in exciting escapades.
exploit, stunt, caper, antic(s), spree, shenanigans, hijinks;
adventure, venture, mission;
deed, feat, trial, experience;
incident, occurrence, event


Mid 17th century (in the sense 'an escape'): from French, from Provençal or Spanish, from escapar 'to escape', based on medieval Latin ex- 'out of' + cappa 'cloak'. Compare with escape.

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Syllabification: es·ca·pade

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