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Definition of harlequin:

  1. A buffoon, dressed in party- colored clothes, who plays tricks, often without speaking, to divert the bystanders or an audience; a merry- andrew; originally, a droll rogue of Italian comedy.
  2. To play the droll; to make sport by playing ludicrous tricks.
  3. Toremove or conjure away, as by a harlequin's trick.


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