harlequin : Definition, Usages, News and More

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hor luh kwuhn

  • n  a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
  • v  variegate with spots or marks
    His face was harlequined with patches

  • So when entire species of brightly colored harlequin frogs started dying off in the cloud forests of Central and South America about 25 years ago, scientists suspected that .
  • A few, their faces painted harlequin colors, wore baseball uniforms and carried bats.
  • Harlequin, Pierrot, 1930-31, makes no attempt to conceal its Picassoan borrowings: the grille of lozenges quoting a harlequin's costume, the whimsical shield-mask of a face.
News & Articles

  • Harlequin gives the 1970s 'Jesus Christ Superstar' a millennial update
    Harlequin's version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera has a ripped-from-the-viral-video newsiness to it. “This is not what people might be expecting,” director Linda Whitney said. “This particular treatment is very modern. It’s based on the Occupy movement, the idea being that this group of protesters has coalesced around Jesus."
    June 20, 2013 - The Olympian

  • Robert Prichard in MarketWatch
    In the face of challenging economic conditions and trends, the third quarter operating results were down modestly, said Robert Prichard, Torstar's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Harlequin had a solid quarter and remains on course...
  • Carl Edwards in PR Newswire (press release)
    I am so excited to be a part of the Harlequin NASCAR book series. It is just another way NASCAR is connecting with its growing female fan base and gives fans a new way to engage in their favorite sport,says Edwards, who became the first real...

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