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 for harlequinade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harlequinade \Har"le*quin*ade`\ (-[=a]d`), n. [F. arleguinade.]
     A play or part of a play in which the harlequin is
     conspicuous; the part of a harlequin. --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  harlequinade
      n 1: acting like a clown or buffoon [syn: buffoonery,
           clowning, japery, frivolity, harlequinade, prank]

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