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dumb show

noun
1.
a part of a dramatic representation given in pantomime, common in early English drama.
2.
gestures without speech.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65
Related forms
dumb-show, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dumbshow

dumb show

noun
1.
a part of a play acted in pantomime, popular in early English drama
2.
meaningful gestures; mime
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