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English definition of “masque”

masque

noun [C]     /mɑːsk/ US  /mæsk/
a type of theatre entertainment including poetry, singing, and dancing, performed in England in the 16th and 17th centuries, especially at a royal court (= the official home of a king or queen)Renaissance: 1501 to 1899Spectacles and performancesDrama and plays
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