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






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Harlequinade" Quotes from Famous Books



... to be warmed by hot water pipes instead of a fire. I have my doubts about pencil-sharpeners even for sharpening pencils; and about hot water pipes even for heat. But when we think of all those other requirements that these institutions answered, there opens before us the whole horrible harlequinade of our civilization. We see as in a vision a world where a man tries to cut his throat with a pencil-sharpener; where a man must learn single-stick with a cigarette; where a man must try to toast muffins at electric ...
— What's Wrong With The World • G.K. Chesterton

... theatrical manager, and missed my high vocation in ungenteel comedy? Have I not often told you that it sprang from no disrespect to my friends, the comic actors, but from the feeling that no comedian can hope to be comic enough to compete with the real thing—the true harlequinade of everyday life, roaring and screaming around me ...
— Aylwin • Theodore Watts-Dunton



Words linked to "Harlequinade" :   clowning, craziness, frivolity, prank, foolery, indulgence, folly, lunacy, schtik, shtik, japery, tomfoolery, shtick



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