harlequin

  • 21 harlequin — n. & adj. n. 1 (Harlequin) a a mute character in pantomime, usu. masked and dressed in a diamond patterned costume. b hist. a stock comic character in Italian commedia dell arte. 2 (in full harlequin duck) an Icelandic duck, Histrionicus… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 22 Harlequin F.C. — Harlequins (rugby) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Harlequin. Harlequins …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 23 harlequin — Synonyms and related words: Columbine, Dalmatian, Hanswurst, Harlequin, Pantalone, Pantaloon, Polichinelle, Pulcinella, Punch, Punchinello, Scaramouch, antigorite, bicolor, bicolored, buffo, buffoon, butterfly, candy cane, chameleon, check,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 24 harlequin — [ hα:lɪkwɪn] noun 1》 (Harlequin) a mute character in traditional pantomime, typically masked and dressed in a diamond patterned costume.     ↘historical a stock comic character in Italian commedia dell arte. 2》 a small duck of fast flowing… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 25 harlequin — noun (C) 1 a character in some traditional plays who wears brightly coloured clothes and plays tricks 2 a harlequin pattern is made up of diamond shapes in many different colours …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26 harlequin — 1. noun, historical the gaily garbed harlequins of his court Syn: jester, joker, merry andrew 2. adjective a harlequin pattern Syn: multicolored, many colored, colorful, parti colored, varicolored, many hued, rainbow …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 27 harlequin — har•le•quin [[t]ˈhɑr lə kwɪn, kɪn[/t]] n. 1) sbz lit. (often cap.) a comic character in commedia dell arte and the harlequinade, usu. masked, dressed in multicolored, diamond patterned tights, and carrying a wooden sword or magic wand 2) a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 28 Harlequin — /ˈhaləkwən/ (say hahluhkwuhn) noun (sometimes lower case) a droll character in comedy (originally commedia dell arte) and pantomime, usually masked, dressed in particoloured spangled tights, and bearing a wooden sword or magic wand. {French; Old… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 29 harlequin — noun Etymology: ultimately from Italian arlecchino, from Middle French Helquin, a demon Date: 1590 1. a. capitalized a character in comedy and pantomime with a shaved head, masked face, variegated tights, and wooden sword b. buffoon 2. a. a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 30 harlequin — har·le·quin (hahrґlə kwin) [It. arlecchino a conventional stock character in European comedies who wore colorful checkered clothing] 1. having a pattern of diamond shapes, particularly in bright colors. 2. coral snake …

    Medical dictionary

  • 31 HARLEQUIN —    a character in a Christmas pantomime, in love with Columbine, presumed to be invisible, and deft at tricks to frustrate those of the clown, who is his rival lover …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 32 harlequin — har|le|quin [ harləkwın, harləkın ] noun count 1. ) a character in traditional plays or stories who wears clothes with a pattern of different colors, usually in DIAMOND shapes, and a MASK over his eyes 2. ) someone who behaves in a silly way and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 33 harlequin — har·le·quin || hÉ‘rlɪkwɪn / hɑːl n. clown, fool, jester …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 34 harlequin — n. Buffoon, jester, droll, merry andrew, punch, clown, zany, scaramouch, fool, antic, jack pudding, pickle herring …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 35 harlequin — n 1. buffoon, jester, fool, clown, zany, merry andrew, motley fool. See buffoon. adj 2. checkered, variegated, varicolored, particolored, motley, multicolored, many colored, divers colored, many hued …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 36 harlequin — har·le·quin …

    English syllables

  • 37 Harlequin (disambiguation) — Harlequin ( Arlecchino in Italian) is a comic servant character in the Italian Commedia dell Arte .Harlequin may also refer to:Media and entertainmentBooks and comics* Harlequin (comics), the name of several characters in the DC Comics universe * …

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  • 38 Harlequin (software company) — Harlequin was formerly a technology company based in Cambridge, UK and Cambridge, Massachusetts. They specialized in printing and graphical applications, law enforcement applications, and programming language implementations. Harlequin referred… …

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  • 39 Harlequin bat — Harlequin Har le*quin (h[aum]r l[ e]*k[i^]n or kw[i^]n), n. [F. arlequin, formerly written also harlequin (cf. It, arlecchino), prob. fr. OF. hierlekin, hellequin, goblin, elf, which is prob. of German or Dutch origin; cf. D. hel hell. Cf. {Hell} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 40 Harlequin beetle — Harlequin Har le*quin (h[aum]r l[ e]*k[i^]n or kw[i^]n), n. [F. arlequin, formerly written also harlequin (cf. It, arlecchino), prob. fr. OF. hierlekin, hellequin, goblin, elf, which is prob. of German or Dutch origin; cf. D. hel hell. Cf. {Hell} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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