from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A masquerade costume.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See dress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK A costume, disguise to masquerade as something or someone else.
  • noun uncountable Formalwear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party


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