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English noun: harlequin

1. harlequin (person) a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)


Broader (hypernym)buffoon, clown, goof, goofball, merry andrew


English verb: harlequin

1. harlequin (change) variegate with spots or marks


SamplesHis face was harlequined with patches.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cloud, dapple, mottle









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