What does the word masquerade mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • 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.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Benjamin Disraeli
  3. He kept about him still the hint of delicate masquerade that she had noticed the night before. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
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