Definition of masque in English:
- Dancing plays a part in the staged entertainments or masques which occur within several plays.
- The literary element was probably the most important component and among those who wrote texts for masques were Ben Jonson and John Milton.
- If my own enthusiasm was kept within bounds, it was partly because Noble treats this wonderful, neglected play as if it were a spectacular masque or Jacobean musical.
Early 16th century (in the sense 'masquerade or masked ball'): probably a back-formation (with spelling influenced by French masque 'mask') from masker, from Italian mascar 'person wearing a mask'.
Words that rhyme with masqueask, bask, cask, flask, Krasnoyarsk, mask, task
- British & World English dictionary
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