galanty show


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ga·lan·ty show

 (gə-lăn′tē)
n.
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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galanty show

(ɡəˈlæntɪ)
n
(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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Noun1.galanty show - a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wallgalanty 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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The filly finished three lengths behind Galanty Show when second at Nottingham and was five lengths third to Istintaj at Redcar last time out.
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But the wealthier households may well have displayed porcelain groups of the very commedia dell' arte figures which had appeared on the galanty show screen.
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