mystery play

noun

Definition of mystery play

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of mystery play

2mystery


First Known Use: 1852


MYSTERY PLAY Defined for English Language Learners

mystery play

noun

Definition of mystery play for English Language Learners

  • : 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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