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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 visually presented action or device which causes a humorous response without requiring any accompanying commentary or 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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