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synonyms for harlequin

  • buffoon
  • jester
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She plays with Captain Lovelock as a child does with a wooden harlequin, she pulls a string and he throws up his arms and legs.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Haggard had disappeared with the celerity of a harlequin who jumps through a trap.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The carpet was of red baize with a Turkish border, and figured in the middle like an harlequin's jacket.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
Harlequin had recruited a columbine and a shepherdess, and he introduced these ladies as partners for the promised minuet.
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
The gods of the Renaissance, in whom no one any longer believed, glided into the costumes of Harlequin and Pierrette.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
Like Harlequin, bounding from the sides and capering before the footlights, this new species makes a sudden apparition.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
She bulked above him and it was about this time I began truly to be sorry for my harlequin friend.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
The Calicurgus pays no attention to threats: under her harlequin's coat, she is violent in attack and quick on her legs.
MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
The harlequin's dress is made of lozenges, an inch square, of turquoise blue silk and gold alternately.
YOU NEVER CAN TELLGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
The harlequin duck is a northern bird that comes but little into the United States on either coast.
GAME BIRDS AND GAME FISHES OF THE PACIFIC COASTHARRY THOM PAYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO HARLEQUIN

  • antic
  • bozo
  • clown
  • comedian
  • comic
  • droll
  • fool
  • harlequin
  • jester
  • joker
  • merry-andrew
  • wag
  • zany
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