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Harlequinade   Listen
Harlequinade  n.  A play or part of a play in which the harlequin is conspicuous; the part of a harlequin.

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"Harlequinade" Quotes from Famous Books

... permutations and combinations of colour are so brilliant and so frequent, that anyone who wants full change for his money and a bonus into the bargain, will find it in the return he will get for his outlay on visiting the Drury Lane Annual. And now about the Harlequinade. The "Opening," as it used to be called, which, terminating with the Grand Transformation Scene, ought to be, theoretically at least, only the introduction to the real business of the evening, that is, the "Pantomime business," concludes ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 102, Jan. 9, 1892 • Various

Words linked to "Harlequinade" :   frivolity, craziness, clowning, foolery, indulgence, japery, shtick

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