1. a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
2. a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
3. making a false outward show
- a beggar's masquerade of wealth
Similar word(s): charade
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
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
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