Harlequinade definition

härlĭ-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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
harlequinade
Plural:
harlequinades

Origin of harlequinade

  • Obsolete French from harlequin harlequin harlequin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French arlequinade.

    From Wiktionary