Definition of Antimask

1. n. A secondary mask, or grotesque interlude, between the parts of a serious mask.



Definition of Antimask

1. Noun. (obsolete form of antimasque) ¹

2. Adjective. Opposing masks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antimask

1. a comic performance between the acts of a masque [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antimask

antimale
antimalware
antimammalian
antiman
antimanagement
antimanic agents
antimanipulation
antimanufacturing
antimargarine
antimarijuana
antimarket
antimarketeer
antimarketeers
antimarriage
antimarxism
antimask (current term)
antimasks
antimason
antimasonic
antimasonry
antimasons
antimasque
antimasques
antimaterial
antimaterialism
antimaterialist
antimaterialistic
antimaterialists
antimaternal

Literary usage of Antimask

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1. Memorials of the English Affairs from the Beginning of the Reign of Charles by Bulstrode Whitlocke (1853)
"After the beggars' antimask came men on horseback playing upon pipes, whistles, and instruments, sounding notes like those of birds of all sorts, ..."

2. The Lyric and Dramatic Poems of John Milton by John Milton (1901)
"their attendants, who sing a short ode in praise of Hercules, urging him to sleep after his labors. Immediately follows a second antimask, this time of ..."

3. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1875)
"The importance attached by the spectators to the 'nimble antimask' as the 'jollity' in the entertainment is illustrated by a passage in Shirley's Triumph of ..."

4. The Dramatic Works of John Wilson by John Wilson (1874)
"What I've already done Is but the antimask to what I'll do. When safety comes in question, there's no difference 'Twixt just or unjust, pitiful or cruel! ..."

5. Shakspere's Predecessors in the English Drama by John Addington Symonds (1900)
"... has ever presented such a multiform theatre, such a carnival display, mask and antimask, of impassioned life—breathing, moving, acting, suffering, ..."

6. The Dramatic Works of John Wilson by John Wilson (1874)
"What I've already done Is but the antimask to what I'll do. When safety comes in question, there's no difference 'Twixt just or unjust, pitiful or cruel! ..."

7. World Literature and Its Place in General Culture by Richard Green Moulton (1911)
"... wealth—and scatters among the crowd pearls that turn to crawling beetles in vulgar hands; the antimask is Mephistopheles as sneering Penury. ..."

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