(här′li kwi nād′)
- that part of a play or pantomime in which the Harlequin and the clown play leading parts
- comic pranks; lively, mischievous antics; buffoonery
See harlequinade in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A comedy or pantomime in which Harlequin is the main attraction.
- Farcical clowning or buffoonery.
Origin: Obsolete French
Origin: , from harlequin, harlequin; see harlequin
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