NounMasque (plural Masques)
- (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.
- (archaic) Words and music written for a masque.
- (archaic) A shortening of the word masquerade.
Grand Guignol, Kaffeeklatsch, Passion play, Tom show, antimasque, audience success, bal, bal costume, bal masque, ball, ballet, barn dance, blowout, bomb, broadcast drama, burlesque show, camouflage, charade, cliff hanger, closet drama, cocktail party, coffee klatch, comedy drama, costume party, country dance, critical success, dance, daytime serial, dialogue, dinner, dinner party, disguise, documentary drama, domino, donation party, drama, dramalogue, dramatic play, dramatic series, duodrama, duologue, entertainment, epic theater, experimental theater, extravaganza, failure, false colors, false face, false front, fancy-dress ball, festivity, flop, garden party, gasser, giveaway, happening, hen party, hit, hit show, hop, house party, house-raising, housewarming, improvisational drama, incognito, lawn party, legitimate drama, mask, masked ball, masquerade, masquerade ball, masquerade party, melodrama, minstrel show, miracle, miracle play, mixer, monodrama, monologue, morality, morality play, mummery, music drama, musical revue, mystery, mystery play, opera, pageant, panel show, pantomime, party, pastoral, pastoral drama, piece, play, playlet, problem play, prom, promenade, protective coloration, psychodrama, quiz show, radio drama, record hop, review, revue, sensational play, serial, shindig, shindy, show, shower, sitcom, situation comedy, sketch, skit, smoke screen, smoker, soap, soap opera, sociodrama, spectacle, square dance, stag, stag dance, stag party, stage play, stage show, straight drama, success, surprise party, suspense drama, tableau, tableau vivant, talk show, tea dance, teleplay, television drama, television play, the dansant, theater of cruelty, total theater, variety show, vaudeville, vaudeville show, vehicle, visor, vizard, vizard mask, word-of-mouth success, work
- IPA: /maːsk/
Masque m. (plural Masques)
- mask (a cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection)
Masque (infinitive mascar)