galanty show

ga·​lan·​ty show | \ gəˈlantē- \

Definition of galanty show

: an entertainment consisting of the telling of a story by means of the shadows of miniature figures thrown on a wall or screen

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First Known Use of galanty show

1712, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galanty show

perhaps from Italian galante gallant, from Middle French galant

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“Galanty show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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