[French grahn gee-nyawl]
a short drama stressing horror and sensationalism.
of, relating to, or resembling such a drama.
Origin of Grand Guignol
First recorded in 1905–10; after Le Grand Guignol, small theater in Paris where such dramas were performed
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- a brief sensational play intended to horrify
- (modifier)of, relating to, or like plays of this kind
Word Origin for Grand Guignol
C20: after Le Grand Guignol, a small theatre in Montmartre, Paris
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