harlequinade

  • 1 Harlequinade — Har le*quin*ade ( [=a]d ), n. [F. arleguinade.] A play or part of a play in which the harlequin is conspicuous; the part of a harlequin. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 harlequinade — [här΄li kwi nād′] n. [Fr arlequinade] 1. that part of a play or pantomime in which the Harlequin and the clown play leading parts 2. comic pranks; lively, mischievous antics; buffoonery …

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  • 3 Harlequinade — See also Commedia dell arte Harlequinade is a type of theatrical performance piece, usually a slapstick adaptation of the Commedia dell arte, which dates back to England in the mid 18th century. The story revolves around the lives of its five… …

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  • 5 harlequinade — /hahr leuh kwi nayd , ki /, n. 1. a pantomime, farce, or similar play in which Harlequin plays the principal part. 2. buffoonery. [1770 80; < F arlequinade. See HARLEQUIN, ADE1] * * * ▪ theatre       play or scene, usually in pantomime, in which… …

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  • 6 harlequinade — noun /hɑːləkwɪˈneɪd/ a) A pantomime like comedy featuring the harlequin or clown. Away up the gorge all diurnal fancies trooped into the wide liberties of endless luminous vistas of azure sunlit mountains beneath the shining azure heavens, the… …

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  • 7 harlequinade — noun Date: 1781 a play or pantomime in which Harlequin has a leading role …

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  • 8 harlequinade — har·le·quin·ade || ‚hÉ‘rlɪkwɪ neɪd /‚hɑːl n. buffoonery, clownish performance …

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  • 9 harlequinade — [ˌhα:lɪkwɪ neɪd] noun 1》 historical the section of a traditional pantomime in which Harlequin played a leading role. 2》 dated a piece of buffoonery …

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  • 10 harlequinade — n. Masking, mummery, masquerade, buffoonery, foolery, tomfoolery …

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  • 11 harlequinade — n 1. farce, travesty, lampoon, caricature; pantomime, dumb show, charade. 2. buffoonery, clownery, clownishness, foolery, tomfoolery, Inf. shenanigans, Sl. monkeyshines …

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  • 12 harlequinade — har·le·quin·ade …

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  • 13 harlequinade — har•le•quin•ade [[t]ˌhɑr lə kwɪˈneɪd, kɪ [/t]] n. 1) sbz a pantomime, farce, or similar play in which Harlequin plays the principal part 2) buffoonery • Etymology: 1770–80; < F arlequinade …

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  • 14 harlequinade — /haləkwəˈneɪd/ (say hahluhkwuh nayd) noun 1. a pantomime or similar play in which the harlequin plays the principal part. 2. buffoonery. See commedia dell arte (def. 1). {French arlequinade} …

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  • 15 harlequinade — n. 1 the part of a pantomime featuring Harlequin. 2 a piece of buffoonery. Etymology: F arlequinade (as HARLEQUIN) …

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  • 16 АРЛЕКИНАДА — (Harlequinade); этим именем нередко называлась скерцообразная часть в старинных сюитах …

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  • 17 Pantomime — For other uses, see Pantomime (disambiguation). The Christmas Pantomime colour lithograph bookcover, 1890, showing the harlequinade characters Pantomime (informally, panto) not to be confused with a mime artist, a theatrical performer of mime is… …

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  • 18 Marius Petipa — Maestro Marius Ivanovich Petipa, Premier Maître de Ballet of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres. St. Petersburg, 1887. Birth name Marius Alphonse Petipa …

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  • 19 Les Millions d'Arlequin — (a.k.a. Harlequinade ) is a ballet in two acts with libretto and choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Riccardo Drigo. First presented at the Imperial Theatre of the Hermitage by the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia on… …

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  • 20 Harlequin Valentine — is a bloody and romantic short story (1999) and graphic novel (2001) based on the old Commedia dell arte and Harlequinade pantomime. Both the short story and the graphic novel were written by Neil Gaiman. The latter was drawn by John Bolton, and… …

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