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sight gag

a comic effect produced by visual means rather than by spoken lines, as in a play or motion picture.
Origin of sight gag
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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sight gag

noun phrase

A joke or comic turn that depends entirely on what is seen (1957+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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