Synonyms for masquerade

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : mas-kuh-reyd
Phonetic Transcription : ˌmæs kəˈreɪd

Top 10 synonyms for masquerade Other synonyms for the word masquerade

Définition of masquerade

Origin :
  • 1590s, "assembly of people wearing masks and disguises," from French mascarade or Spanish mascarada "masked party or dance," from Italian mascarata "a ball at which masks are worn," variant of mascherata "masquerade," from maschera (see mask (n.)). Figurative sense of "false outward show" is from 1670s.
  • noun disguise; social occasion for disguises
  • verb disguise
Example sentences :
  • And it was my fate to hear all this last night at the masquerade.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Tell me the meaning of this masquerade; and why you have attempted so desperate an adventure?
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Whatever the motive for his masquerade, it was not to attract anything feminine.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • Are you dressed for a masquerade, and is this a time to go masked?
  • Extract from : « The Middle Class Gentleman » by Moliere
  • And then too, Madame, we must try to help Cléonte's plan by supporting his masquerade.
  • Extract from : « The Middle Class Gentleman » by Moliere
  • The second scene being the masquerade, I had time to collect myself.
  • Extract from : « Beaux and Belles of England » by Mary Robinson
  • De Courcy is tired of the masquerade, and Sylvia is tired of seeing it.
  • Extract from : « Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home » by Bayard Taylor
  • For a mere folly, a masquerade, a little thing that he could not let go.
  • Extract from : « Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ » by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  • We couldn't get her to come out to the masquerade, where it would have been easy.
  • Extract from : « The Million-Dollar Suitcase » by Alice MacGowan
  • She did not have the slightest idea who her partner was, but then that is the fun of a masquerade.
  • Extract from : « Phyllis » by Dorothy Whitehill

Antonyms for masquerade

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