See also: masqué

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French masque.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

masque (plural masques)

  1. (archaic, in 16th- and 17th-century England and Europe) A dramatic performance, often performed at court as a royal entertainment, consisting of dancing, dialogue, pantomime and song.
  2. (archaic) Words and music written for a masque.
  3. (archaic) A masquerade.
  4. Archaic form of mask.
  5. A facial mask.
    mud masque; clay masque

VerbEdit

masque (third-person singular simple present masques, present participle masquing, simple past and past participle masqued)

  1. Archaic form of mask.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 16, [1]
      It is even masqued by that sort of good-humoured air that at heart he resents his impressment.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian maschera. More at English mask.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

masque m (plural masques)

  1. mask (a cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection)
  2. Short for masque de grossesse.

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DescendantsEdit

All are borrowed.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian maschera.[1]

NounEdit

masque m (plural masques)

  1. mask (covering for the face)

DescendantsEdit

  • French: masque (see there for further descendants)
  • English: mask

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ masque” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

masque

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of mascar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of mascar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of mascar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of mascar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

masque

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of mascar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of mascar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of mascar.