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HARLEQUIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does harlequin mean? 

HARLEQUIN (noun)
  The noun HARLEQUIN has 1 sense:

1. a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)

  Familiarity information: HARLEQUIN used as a noun is very rare.


HARLEQUIN (verb)
  The verb HARLEQUIN has 1 sense:

1. variegate with spots or marks

  Familiarity information: HARLEQUIN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HARLEQUIN (noun)


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Meaning:

A clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("harlequin" is a kind of...):

buffoon; clown; merry andrew (a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior)


HARLEQUIN (verb)


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Meaning:

Variegate with spots or marks

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

His face was harlequined with patches

Hypernyms (to "harlequin" is one way to...):

cloud; dapple; mottle (colour with streaks or blotches of different shades)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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