miracle play

noun

Definition of miracle play

1 : a medieval drama based on episodes from the life of a saint or martyr

Examples of miracle play in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The saint’s play, also called the miracle play, was a popular form of religious drama in the European Middle Ages. Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2021 Ryan lofted a high throw, trying to allow Jones a chance for a miracle play. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2018 Even the New Orleans Saints, which lost on a miracle play to the Vikings in the divisional round two weekends ago, sported a top-10 scoring defense this season. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, 23 Jan. 2018 Then came the miracle play, the one NFL watchers will remember for years. USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of miracle play

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Miracle play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miracle%20play. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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