dumb-show

dumb show

noun
1.
a part of a dramatic representation given in pantomime, common in early English drama.
2.
gestures without speech.

Origin:
1555–65

dumb-show, adjective
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dumb show
 
n
1.  a part of a play acted in pantomime, popular in early English drama
2.  meaningful gestures; mime

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