• Harlequin Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A buffoon, dressed in party-colored clothes, who plays tricks, often without speaking, to divert the bystanders or an audience; a merry-andrew; originally, a droll rogue of Italian comedy.
- (n. i.) To play the droll; to make sport by playing ludicrous tricks.
- (v. t.) Toremove or conjure away, as by a harlequins trick.
• Harlequinade Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A play or part of play in which the harlequin is conspicuous; the part of a harlequin.