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  1. Scaramouch, Scaramouchenoun

    a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward


  1. Scaramouchenoun

    A roguish clown character from Italy

    Etymology: Scaramouche, a character popularized in France by Tiberio Fiorelli. From scaramuccia


  1. Scaramouche

    Scaramuccia, also known as Scaramouche, is a roguish clown character of the Italian commedia dell'arte who wears a black mask and, sometimes, glasses. He entertains the audience by his "grimaces and affected language". Salvator Rosa says that Coviello is "sly, adroit, supple, and conceited". In Molière's The Bourgeois Gentleman, Coviello disguises his master as a Turk and pretends to speak Turkish. Both Scaramouche and Coviello can be clever or stupid—as the actor sees fit to portray him. The name was that of a stock character in 17th-century Italian farce, Scaramuccia, who, attired usually in a black Spanish dress, burlesquing a don, was beaten by Harlequin for his boasting and cowardice. Scaramouche is one of the iconic characters in the Punch and Judy puppet shows. In some scenarios, he is the owner of The Dog, another stock character. During performances, Punch frequently strikes Scaramouche, causing his head to come off his shoulders. Because of this, the term scaramouche has become associated with a class of puppets with extendable necks.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scaramouche in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scaramouche in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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