[hahr-luh-kwi-neyd, -ki-] /ˌhɑr lə kwɪˈneɪd, -kɪ-/

a pantomime, farce, or similar play in which Harlequin plays the principal part.
(sometimes capital) (theatre) a play or part of a pantomime in which harlequin has a leading role


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