sight gag


noun

a comic effect produced by visual means rather than by spoken lines, as in a play or motion picture.

Nearby words

  1. sighfully,
  2. sight,
  3. sight bill,
  4. sight draft,
  5. sight for sore eyes, a,
  6. sight rhyme,
  7. sight screen,
  8. sight unseen,
  9. sight-read,
  10. sighted

Origin of sight gag

First recorded in 1945–50

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