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

  • n. A shadow play performed by casting the shadows of miniature figures on a screen or wall.

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

  • n. a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall

Etymologies

Perhaps from Italian galanti, pl. of galante, a gallant, from Old French galant; see gallant.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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