from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dramatic entertainment, usually performed by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures, that was popular in England in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
- n. A dramatic verse composition written for such an entertainment.
- n. See masquerade.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. (in 16th-17th Century England & Europe) A dramatic performance, often performed at court as a royal entertainment, consisting of dancing, dialogue, pantomime and song.
- n. Words and music written for a masque.
- n. A shortening of the word masquerade.
- n. Archaic form of mask.
- v. Archaic form of mask.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mask; a masquerade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See mask.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
French; see mask.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French masque. (Wiktionary)