Adjective "Harlequin" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Harlequin


    Definition:

    1. (often initial capital letter) a comic character in commedia dell'arte and the harlequinade, usually masked, dressed in multicolored, diamond-patterned tights, and carrying a wooden sword or magic wand.

    2. a buffoon.

    3. any of various small snakes having bright diamond-pattern scales. adjective

    4. fancifully varied in color, decoration, etc.: harlequin pants.

    5. resembling a harlequin's mask: harlequin glasses.

    Examples:

    "coats can be harlequin."