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Masked ball   /mæskt bɔl/   Listen
Masked ball

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

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"Masked ball" Quotes from Famous Books

... the most wretched place to go to; it is the least practical of all places," said Henri Mauperin. "What a state agriculture is in there—and trade, too! One day in Florence at a masked ball I asked the waiter at a restaurant if they would be open all night. 'Oh, no, sir,' he said, 'we should have too many people here.' That's a fact, I heard it myself, and that shows you what the country is. When ...
— Rene Mauperin • Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt

... own day. "The Duel after the Masquerade" opens for us a corner of the Bois de Boulogne—the fashionable park on the outskirts of Paris—where in the still dawn of a winter's day, a group of men are met to witness a duel between two of their companions who have quarrelled at a masked ball. The ground is covered with a light fall of snow; the bare branches of the trees weave their network across the gray sky, and in the distance we see the carriages that have brought the disputants to the field. The duel is over. One of the men, dressed in the costume of Pierrot, ...
— Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8) • Various

Words linked to "Masked ball" :   mask, ball, formal, masquerade party, masquerade, masque, fancy-dress ball

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