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mystery play

noun

Simple Definition of mystery play

  • : a religious play in the Middle Ages based on a story from the Bible (such as the creation of the world or the birth of Jesus Christ)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mystery play

  1. :  a medieval drama based on scriptural incidents (as the creation of the world, the Flood, or the life, death, and resurrection of Christ) — compare miracle play

Origin and Etymology of mystery play

2mystery


First Known Use: 1852


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