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Fancy-dress ball   /fˈænsi-drɛs bɔl/   Listen
Fancy-dress ball

A ball at which guests wear costumes and masks.  Synonyms: masked ball, masquerade ball.

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"Fancy-dress ball" Quotes from Famous Books

... Jusserand; the former in his graceful, humorous, and penetrating little book, The English Novel; and the latter in his well-known work on The English Novel in the time of Shakespeare, which gives one, while reading it, the feeling of being present at a fancy-dress ball, so skilfully does he detect the forms and faces of present-day fiction behind euphuistic mask and beneath arcadian costume. To these two books the present writer owes a debt which all must feel who have stood bewildered upon the threshold of Elizabeth's Court ...
— John Lyly • John Dover Wilson

... worse for you, Despard,' says Clifford: 'you're wasting your chances—golden opportunities in every sense of the word. You'll never see such a spectacle as this, perhaps, again as long as you live. It's a fancy-dress ball with real characters.' ...
— Australian Writers • Desmond Byrne

... said Harry. He recalled how, as a boy, he had gone to a fancy-dress ball in Continental smallclothes, so small that he had been strictly cautioned by his mother and sisters not to bow except with the greatest care, lest he rend his magnificence and reveal that it was too tight to allow an inch of underclothing. The stockings, in particular, ...
— Stories of a Western Town • Octave Thanet

... myself in this gorgeousness at eleven o'clock in the morning. We made a curious trio. Our Turk was in English tweeds with a fez. My companion wore a smart tailor gown, and I was got up as if for a fancy-dress ball, but in the streets of Constantinople no one gave me a second glance. I was in mourning compared to some of ...
— As Seen By Me • Lilian Bell

Words linked to "Fancy-dress ball" :   formal, masquerade party, mask, ball, masque, masquerade, masked ball, masquerade ball

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