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Grand Guignol

[French grahn gee-nyawl]
noun
  1. a short drama stressing horror and sensationalism.
  2. of, relating to, or resembling such a drama.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for grand guignol

Grand Guignol

noun
    1. a brief sensational play intended to horrify
    2. (modifier)of, relating to, or like plays of this kind
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Word Origin for Grand Guignol

C20: after Le Grand Guignol, a small theatre in Montmartre, Paris
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