mystery play


Definition of mystery play 

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

First Known Use of mystery play

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mystery play

for earlier mystery entry 1 in sense "mystery play"

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English Language Learners 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)

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