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masqueradenoun [C]

 us   /ˌmæs·kəˈreɪd/
a party or dance in which people wear masks (= coverings for the face): There were dozens of masquerade balls, parades, street dances, and fancy dress parties.
A masquerade is also a false show or appearance: I’m afraid we will not have a fair election but another masquerade.

masqueradeverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /ˌmæs·kəˈreɪd/
to pretend or appear to be: In this business, there are a lot of unqualified people masquerading as experts.
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masqueradenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌmæs.kərˈeɪd/  us   /ˌmæs.kəˈreɪd/
behaviour that is intended to prevent the truth about something unpleasant or not wanted from becoming known: They kept up the masquerade of being happily married for over 30 years.
(Definition of masquerade from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “masquerade”
in Spanish mascarada, farsa…
in Vietnamese trò giả dối…
in Malaysian sandiwara…
in Thai การเสแสร้ง…
in French mascarade…
in German die Verstellung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伪装, 掩饰…
in Indonesian samaran…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偽裝, 掩飾…
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