from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A part of a play, especially in medieval and Renaissance drama, that is enacted without speaking.
  • n. Communication or acting by means of expressive gestures; pantomime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A performance during which the players do not speak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Signs and gestures without words; as, to tell a story in dumb show.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a performance using gestures and body movements without words


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