Definition of masquerade Pronunciation
Noun
1. A party or assembly of people wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions.
In courtly balls and midnight masquerades - Alexander Pope
2. A dramatic performance by actors in masks; a mask. See “mask”
3. Acting or living under false pretenses; concealment of something by a false or unreal show; pretentious show; disguise.
I was invited to the masquerade at their home.
That masquerade of misrepresentation which invariably accompanied the political eloquence of Rome - Thomas de Quincey
4. A Spanish entertainment in which squadrons of horses charge at each other, the riders fighting with bucklers and canes.
Verb
5. To assemble in masks; to take part in a masquerade.
I'm going to masquerade as the wikipede. What are you going to dress up as?
6. To frolic or disport in disguise; to make a pretentious show of being what one is not.
He masqueraded as my friend until the truth finally came out.
A freak took an ass in the head, and he goes into the woods, masquerading up and down in a lion's skin - Roger L'Estrange
7. To conceal with masks; to disguise.
To masquerade vice - Killingbeck
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English - English - masquerade Pronunciation
n. masked ball; assumption of a disguise; impersonation; charade
v. assume a disguise; attend a masked ball, attend a costume party; impersonate; pose
English - Spanish - masquerade Pronunciation
s. mascarada, baile de máscaras, carnaval, mojiganga; acto fingido
v. camuflar, enmascarar; disfrazarse, ir disfrazado
English - French - masquerade Pronunciation
n. mascarade; bal masqué; déguisement; fausse apparence
v. se déguiser; participer à un bal masqué; se faire passer pour, prétendre
English - German - masquerade Pronunciation
n. Maskerade
v. sich maskieren; sich vorgeben als, sich ausgeben als
English - Italian - masquerade Pronunciation
s. festa mascherata, ballo in maschera; finzione; messinscena
v. partecipare a una festa mascherata; mascherarsi, camuffarsi, travestirsi; (fig) spacciarsi
English - Portuguese - masquerade Pronunciation
s. baile de máscaras; disfarce, se fazer de-, simulação
v. disfarçar-se; participar de um baile de máscaras; simular-se, fazer-se passar por-
English - Russian - masquerade Pronunciation
с. маскарад
г. притворяться, выдавать себя за кого-либо
English - Turkish - masquerade Pronunciation
f. maskeli baloya katılmak, sahte tavır takınmak, olduğundan başka görünmek
i. maskeli balo, maskeli balo kostümü, sahte tavır, taslama
English - Dutch - masquerade Pronunciation
zn. maskerade, vermomming, schijn : valse schijn
ww. vermommen : zich vermommen, vermommen : vermomd zijn
English - Greek - masquerade Pronunciation
ουσ. μασκάρεμα, μεταμφίεση, χορός μασκαράδων
ρήμ. μεταμφιέζομαι
English - Chinese - masquerade Pronunciation
(名) 假面舞会; 伪装; 化装舞会; 化装
(动) 参加化装舞会; 冒充; 化装
English - Chinese - masquerade Pronunciation
(名) 假面舞會; 偽裝; 化裝舞會; 化裝
(動) 參加化裝舞會; 冒充; 化裝
English - Japanese - masquerade Pronunciation
(動) 仮装する
(名) 仮面舞踏会; 仮装; 見せかけ
English - Korean - masquerade Pronunciation
명. 가면 무도회, 가장 무도회
동. 가면 무도회에 참가하다, 가장 무도회에 참가하다; 가장하다


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Dictionary Extension
Synonyms for masquerade
1. masked ball: carnival, ball, mask, revel
2. pretence: deception, feint, show, guise, imposture, disguise
3. disguise: mask, act, pose, dissemble, pretend
Verb forms for masquerade
Present participle: masquerading
Present: masquerade (3.person: masquerades)
Past: masqueraded
Future: will masquerade
Present conditional: would masquerade
Present Perfect: have masqueraded (3.person: has masqueraded)
Past Perfect: had masqueraded
Future Perfect: will have masqueraded
Past conditional: would have masqueraded