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Masquerade ball   /mˌæskərˈeɪd bɔl/   Listen
Masquerade ball

A ball at which guests wear costumes and masks.  Synonyms: fancy-dress ball, masked ball.

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"Masquerade ball" Quotes from Famous Books

... he told me that the masquerade ball was fixed for the next Wednesday, and that he had applied for a ...
— The Room in the Dragon Volant • J. Sheridan Le Fanu

... person named St. Somebody, when he was looking for the remains of John of Gaunt. He could say it with all the naivete of scepticism, and never dream how far away from John of Gaunt he was really wandering in saying so. But though their notion of mediaeval history was a mere masquerade ball, it was one in which men fighting the French could still, in an ornamental way, put on the armour of the Black Prince or the crown of Henry of Monmouth. In this matter, in short, it is probable enough ...
— A Short History of England • G. K. Chesterton

Words linked to "Masquerade ball" :   masque, formal, mask, masquerade, ball, masquerade party, masked ball

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