- that part of a play or pantomime in which the Harlequin and the clown play leading parts
- comic pranks; lively, mischievous antics; buffoonery
Origin of harlequinadeFrench arlequinade
- A comedy or pantomime in which Harlequin is the main attraction.
- Farcical clowning or buffoonery.
Origin of harlequinadeObsolete French, from harlequin, harlequin; see harlequin.
From French arlequinade.