passion play
noun Usage: often capitalized 1st P Date: 1870 a dramatic representation of the scenes connected with the passion and crucifixion of Jesus

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  • Passion play — Passion Pas sion, n. [F., fr. L. passio, fr. pati, passus, to suffer. See {Patient}.] 1. A suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress (as, a cardiac passion); specifically, the suffering of Christ between the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Passion play — n. a religious play reenacting the Passion of Jesus …   English World dictionary

  • passion play — n a play that tells the story of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Passion play — Passion ,play noun count a play about the death of Jesus Christ according to the Bible, often performed at Easter …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • passion play — ► NOUN ▪ a play about Christ s crucifixion …   English terms dictionary

  • Passion play — A Passion play is a dramatic presentation depicting the Passion of Christ: the trial, suffering and death of Jesus Christ. It is a traditional part of Lent in several Christian denominations, particularly in Catholic tradition.Origin and history… …   Wikipedia

  • passion play — a dramatic representation of the passion of Christ, as that given every ten years at the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. Also, Passion Play. [1865 70] * * * Religious drama of medieval origin dealing with the suffering, death, and resurrection… …   Universalium

  • Passion play — noun a play representing the Passion of Christ • Hypernyms: ↑play, ↑drama, ↑dramatic play * * * ↑passion play * * * ˈPassion play [Passion play] noun a play about the suffering and death of Jesus Christ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Passion play — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Passion play : singular Passion play plural Passion plays a play about the death of Jesus Christ according to the Bible, often performed at Easter …   English dictionary

  • Passion play — Synonyms and related words: Grand Guignol, Tom show, antimasque, audience success, ballet, bomb, broadcast drama, burlesque show, charade, cliff hanger, closet drama, comedy drama, critical success, daytime serial, dialogue, documentary drama,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • passion play — noun A play depicting the Passion of Christ or any analogous religious story of martyrdom, such as the Muslim taziya …   Wiktionary

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