Definition of bal masqué in English:

bal masqué

noun

  • A masked ball.

    • ‘Another favourite costume with the bal masqué is that of the ‘Postillon de Longjumeau.’’
    • ‘It was said that the beautiful maharani sometimes danced on tables at bals masqués in Paris, dressed only in an emerald necklace.’
    • ‘Many of the photographs of the café life and the bals masqués also helped to perpetuate this image.’
    • ‘In Versailles’ heyday it was the scene of bals masqués and outdoor concerts.’
    • ‘I could not imagine what a bal masqué and Père-Lachaise had to do with one another.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

bal masqué

/bal maske//ˌbal maˈskeɪ/