(noun, verb)


1. a party of guests wearing costumes and masks

Similar word(s): mask, masque

Definition categories: group, party

2. a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party

Definition categories: man–made, costume, disguise

3. making a false outward show

- a beggar's masquerade of wealth

Similar word(s): charade

Definition categories: act, feigning, pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation

Sentences with masquerade as a noun:

- In courtly balls and midnight masquerades - Alexander Pope

- I was invited to the masquerade at their home.

- That masquerade of misrepresentation which invariably accompanied the political eloquence of Rome - Thomas de Quincey


1. take part in a masquerade

Definition categories: perception, disguise, mask

2. pretend to be someone or something that you are not

- he is masquerading as an expert on the internet

- This silly novel is masquerading as a serious historical treaty

Definition categories: communication, impersonate, personate, pose

Sentences with masquerade as a verb:

- I'm going to masquerade as the wikipede. What are you going to dress up as?

- He masqueraded as my friend until the truth finally came out.

- To masquerade vice - Killingbeck