What is another word for harlequinade?

Pronunciation: [hˈɑːlɪkwˌɪne͡ɪd] (IPA)

Harlequinade is a term that is often used to describe a type of comedy that is characterized by exaggerated physical humor, slapstick comedy, and general silliness. Some synonyms for harlequinade include buffoonery, clowning, tomfoolery, jesting, jocularity, and horseplay. These words all capture the idea of lightheartedness and absurdity that is often central to this type of comedy. Other related terms might include farce, absurdism, and zaniness, all of which suggest a similar sense of playfulness and irreverence. Whether you prefer the term harlequinade or any of its many synonyms, it's clear that this type of comedy has been entertaining audiences for centuries and will likely continue to do so for many years to come.

What are the hypernyms for Harlequinade?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Harlequinade

Perhaps it is easy to be at home-in harlequinade-though you may not quite like it.
"Prince Fortunatus"
William Black
This was the continued rustling of a newspaper, as the wind whisked in at the open door and out by the open window in invisible harlequinade.
"Peccavi"
E. W. Hornung
"A comedietta of an empire," she mused sympathetically, "a harlequinade, nothing more.
"The Missourian"
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

Famous quotes with Harlequinade

  • For Leopardi evil is integral to the way the world works; but when he talks of evil he does not mean any kind of malign agency of the sort that Gnostics imagined. Evil is the suffering that is built into the scheme of things. ‘What hope is there when evil is ordinary?’ he asks. ‘I mean, in an order where evil is necessary?’ These rhetorical questions show why Leopardi had no interest in projects of revolution and reform. No type of human action – least of all the harlequinade of politics – could fundamentally alter a world in which evil was ordinary.
    John Gray (philosopher)

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