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harlequin

har·le·quin

harlequin

pronunciation:
har l kwihn [or] har l kihn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) a clown in Italian popular comedy of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, traditionally masked and dressed in multicolored diamond-patterned tights.
definition 2: any clown or buffoon.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: having a brightly colored diamond pattern.