Harlequin

Harlequin (n; Arlecchino, Arlequin) is the most popularly known of the zanni or comic servant characters from the Italian Commedia dell`arte. It was introduced by the successful Italian actor Tristano Martinelli in the 1580s, and it became a stock character after Tristano`s death in 1630. The derived genre of the Harlequinade, where the Harlequi.....
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Harlequin

(from the article `Picasso, Pablo`) ...Picasso`s life had changed and so, in a sense, had the direction of his art. At the end of that year his beloved Eva died, and the painting he had ...
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harlequin

[n] - a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell`arte) 2. [v] - variegate with spots or marks
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Harlequin

• (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 harlequin`s trick.Harle...
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harlequin

verb variegate with spots or marks; `His face was harlequined with patches`
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Harlequin

Har'le·quin (här'le*kĭn or -kwĭn) noun [ French arlequin , formerly written also harlequin (cf. It, arlecchino ), probably from Old French hierlekin , hellequin , goblin, elf, which is probably of German or Dutch origin; confer Dutch hel hell. ...
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Harlequin

Har'le·quin transitive verb To remove or conjure away, as by a harlequin's trick. « And kitten, if the humor hit Has harlequined away the fit.» M. Green.
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Harlequin

A cat with coat markings consisting of van markings of any colour and the addition of a few small patches of the same colour on the body and legs.
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Harlequin

Black on white or blue on white patched or pied coat.
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Harlequin

Character of the Italian commedia dell'arte. In his original form, Harlequin was an unscrupulous rascal from Bergamo who could easily be persuaded to play tricks on his superiors. His patched suit...
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Harlequin

Character of the old Italian comedy ( Commedia dell'Arte ) with a multicolored costume, generally made of lozenges, who was in charge of entertaining the audience during intervals with jokes and buffooneries. Was later incorporated as one of the characters in the comedies' peripetia, becoming one of their most important characters. Columbine's love...
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Harlequin

Harlequin (här'lukwin, –kin) : see commedia dell'arte.
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Harlequin

Harlequin is a character of the Italian comedy introduced on the stage of other countries. On the Italian stage he is a comic character, full of drolleries, tricks, and knaveries, and somewhat resembles the English clown. The traditional harlequin of British pantomimes is quite different. He is supposed to be the lover of the columbine, and possess...
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Harlequin

normally seen on merles, patches of light and dark fur, often confused with dilute spots.
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Harlequin

one of the principal stock characters of the Italian commedia dell`arte; often a facile and witty gentleman`s valet and a capricious swain of the ... [6 related articles]
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Harlequin

Patched or pied coloration, usually black or gray on white. Color definitions may vary by breed. Always check the breed standard for the definitive color description.
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Harlequin

Patched or pied coloration, usually black or gray on white. Color definitions may vary by breed. Always check the breed standard for the definitive color description.
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Harlequin

The USS Harlequin was an American Admirable Class minesweeper of 625 tons displacement launched in 1944. The USS Harlequin was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 14.5 knots and carried a complement of 104. She was armed with one 3 inch dual-purpose gun and four 40 mm anti-aircraft guns.
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