from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A comic bit or effect that depends on sight rather than words.
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- noun film, television A
visuallypresented action or device which causes a humorousresponse without requiring any accompanying commentaryor other speech.
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- noun a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
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