Harlequinade definitions

här'lĭ-kwə-nād'
A comedy or pantomime in which Harlequin is the main attraction.
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Farcical clowning or buffoonery.
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That part of a play or pantomime in which the Harlequin and the clown play leading parts.
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Comic pranks; lively, mischievous antics; buffoonery.
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A pantomime-like comedy featuring the harlequin or clown.
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Any comical or fantastical procedure or playfulness.
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Origin of harlequinade

Obsolete French from harlequin harlequin harlequin