What does masque mean?

Definitions for masque
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. masquerade, masquerade party, masque, mask(noun)

    a party of guests wearing costumes and masks


  1. masque(Noun)

    (in 16th-17th Century England & Europe) A dramatic performance, often performed at court as a royal entertainment, consisting of dancing, dialogue, pantomime and song.

  2. masque(Noun)

    Words and music written for a masque.

  3. masque(Noun)

    A shortening of the word masquerade.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Masque(noun)

    a mask; a masquerade


  1. Masque

    The masque was a form of festive courtly entertainment that flourished in 16th and early 17th century Europe, though it was developed earlier in Italy, in forms including the intermedio. A masque involved music and dancing, singing and acting, within an elaborate stage design, in which the architectural framing and costumes might be designed by a renowned architect, to present a deferential allegory flattering to the patron. Professional actors and musicians were hired for the speaking and singing parts. Often, the masquers who did not speak or sing were courtiers: King James I's queen consort, Anne of Denmark, frequently danced with her ladies in masques between 1603 and 1611, and Henry VIII and Charles I performed in the masques at their courts. In the tradition of masque, Louis XIV danced in ballets at Versailles with music by Jean-Baptiste Lully.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Masque

    See Mask.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of masque in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of masque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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