masquerade

Part of speech: verb

To wear a disguise.

Part of speech: noun

A social party of persons masked.

Part of speech: noun

A disguise.

Part of speech: noun

A play by masked actors.

Part of speech: noun

Masquerader.

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Usage examples "masquerade":

  1. " I do not understand, sir," she said, " why you have chosen to masquerade under another name, and why you come now to insult your brother's guests in such a manner. - "Jeanne of the Marshes", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  2. It is a masquerade; a motley, sparkling multitude, in which you may mark all forms and colours, and listen to all sentiments and opinions; but where all you see and hear has only one object, plunder. - "Coningsby", Benjamin Disraeli.
  3. He kept about him still the hint of delicate masquerade that she had noticed the night before. - "The Coast of Chance", Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain.