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A shadow play performed by casting the shadows of miniature figures on a screen or wall.
[Perhaps from Italian galanti, pl. of galante, a gallant, from Old French galant; see gallant.]
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(Theatre) (formerly) a pantomime shadow play, esp one in miniature using figures cut from paper
[C19: perhaps from Italian galante gallant]
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|Noun||1.||galanty show - a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall|
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
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