galanty show


ga·​lan·​ty show
: an entertainment consisting of the telling of a story by means of the shadows of miniature figures thrown on a wall or screen

Word History


perhaps from Italian galante gallant, from Middle French galant

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galanty show was in 1712

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“Galanty show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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