[pas-kwuh-neyd] /ˌpæs kwəˈneɪd/
a satire or lampoon, especially one posted in a public place.
verb (used with object), pasquinaded, pasquinading.
to assail in a pasquinade or pasquinades.
an abusive lampoon or satire, esp one posted in a public place
verb -ades, -ading, -aded, -quils, -quilling, -quilled
(transitive) to ridicule with pasquinade
“a lampoon,” 1650s, from Middle French, from Italian pasquinata (c.1500), from Pasquino, name given to a mutilated ancient statue (now known to represent Menelaus dragging the dead Patroclus) set up by Cardinal Caraffa in his palace in Rome in 1501; the locals named it after a schoolmaster (or tailor, or barber) named Pasquino who lived nearby. A custom developed of posting satirical verses and lampoons on the statue.
robotics PAScal for RObots. [“PASRO – Pascal for Robots”, C. Blume et al, Springer 1985]. (1999-07-19)
[pas-uh-buh l, pah-suh-] /ˈpæs ə bəl, ˈpɑ sə-/ adjective 1. capable of being through, beyond, or over; fit to be traversed, penetrated, crossed, etc., as a road, forest, or stream. 2. adequate; acceptable: a passable knowledge of French. 3. capable of being circulated legally or having a valid currency, as a coin. 4. capable of […]
[pas-uh-blee, pah-suh-] /ˈpæs ə bli, ˈpɑ sə-/ adverb 1. fairly; moderately: a passably good novel. /ˈpɑːsəblɪ/ adverb 1. fairly; somewhat 2. acceptably; well enough: she sings passably
[pah-suh-kahl-yuh, pas-uh-kal-] /ˌpɑ səˈkɑl yə, ˌpæs əˈkæl-/ noun 1. a slow, dignified dance of Spanish origin. 2. the music for this dance, based on an ostinato figure. 3. a musical form based on continuous variations over a ground bass. /ˌpæsəˈkɑːljə/ noun 1. an old Spanish dance in slow triple time 2. a slow instrumental piece […]