galanty show

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n galanty show a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Galanty show gal-an′ti shō, a shadow pantomime produced by throwing shadows of miniature figures on a wall or screen.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. It. galanti, pl. of galante. See Gallant.

Usage

In literature:

Let me have no more of these galanty-shows.
"A Set of Rogues" by Frank Barrett
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