a show in which shadows of puppets, flat figures, or live actors are projected onto a lighted screen.
Words nearby shadow play
Origin of shadow play
First recorded in 1890–95
Also called shadowgraph, shadow pantomime, shadow show, shadow theater.
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Examples from the Web for shadow play
Was it a moving herd, a shifting mist, a shadow-play between the night and dawn?Under Two Flags|Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
British Dictionary definitions for shadow play
a theatrical entertainment using shadows thrown by puppets or actors onto a lighted screen
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