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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A party or dance where masks and fancy costumes are worn. Also: The act of hiding who one is or how one feels.

Usage examples (35)
  • The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.
  • A beggar's masquerade of wealth
  • The evidence of his shameful masquerade is clear and straightforward.
  • Whilst she takes him for a beau in masquerade and is wonderfully pleased. for more
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