Definition of galanty show in English:

galanty show

Pronunciation /ɡəˈlantɪ ʃəʊ/


(also galantee show)
  • A play or pantomime produced by throwing shadows of puppets on to a wall or screen.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in O Raree Show!. Probably either from Italian galante fine, splendid + show, or from gallant + show, with the form of the first element representing a non-native speaker's pronunciation of English.