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.
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- n. a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
Perhaps from Italian galanti, pl. of galante, a gallant, from Old French galant; see gallant.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)