Masked ball

Masked ball
Masked Masked, a. 1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Same as {Personate}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds. [1913 Webster]

{Masked ball}, a ball in which the dancers wear masks.

{Masked battery} (Mil.), a battery so placed as not to be seen by an enemy until it opens fire. --H. L. Scott.

{Masked crab} (Zo["o]l.), a European crab ({Corystes cassivelaunus}) with markings on the carapace somewhat resembling a human face.

{Masked pig} (Zo["o]l.), a Japanese domestic hog ({Sus pliciceps}). Its face is deeply furrowed. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • masked ball — masked′ ball′ n. mad a ball at which masks are worn • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • masked ball — n. a ball at which masks and fancy costumes are worn …   English World dictionary

  • masked ball — n a formal dance at which everyone wears masks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • masked ball — noun count a formal dance at which the guests wear MASKS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • masked ball — noun a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks • Syn: ↑masquerade ball, ↑fancy dress ball • Hypernyms: ↑ball, ↑formal, ↑masquerade, ↑masquerade party, ↑masque, ↑mask …   Useful english dictionary

  • Masked Ball — For the Twin Peaks episode, see Masked Ball (Twin Peaks). Masked Ball Directed by Alfréd Deésy Starring Béla Lugosi Release date(s) 1918 …   Wikipedia

  • Masked ball — (B.S.O. Eyes Wide Shut, dirigida por Stanley Kubrick) Masked ball es un canción de la compositora Jocelyn Pook, para la película Eyes Wide Shut de Stanley Kubrick. Jocelyn Pook es una reconocida compositora británica que combina la interpretación …   Wikipedia Español

  • masked ball — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms masked ball : singular masked ball plural masked balls a formal dance at which the guests wear masks …   English dictionary

  • masked ball — a ball at which masks are worn. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • masked ball — noun A ball (formal dance) in which the dancers wear masks or fancy dress …   Wiktionary

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