American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A play presented by casting shadows of puppets or actors on a screen. Also called shadowgraph, shadow show.
- n. An ancient form of storytelling and entertainment using opaque, often articulated figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images.
- n. a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
- From shadow + play. (Wiktionary)
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