dumb show

noun

Definition of dumb show

1 : a part of a play presented in pantomime
2 : signs and gestures without words : pantomime

First Known Use of dumb show

1561, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dumb show.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumb%20show. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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