sight gag
noun Date: 1949 a comic bit or episode whose effect is produced by pantomime or camera shot rather than by words

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sight gag — sight′ gag n. a comic effect produced by visual means rather than by spoken lines, as in a motion picture • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • sight gag — ☆ sight gag n. a bit of comic business, as on the stage, whose effect depends on action rather than speech …   English World dictionary

  • sight gag — noun a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie) • Syn: ↑visual joke • Hypernyms: ↑joke, ↑gag, ↑laugh, ↑jest, ↑jape * * * noun : a comic bit or e …   Useful english dictionary

  • sight gag — /ˈsaɪt gæg/ (say suyt gag) noun a joke which depends not on words but on what the audience or viewer can see. Also, visual gag …   Australian English dictionary

  • sight gag —   aka visual gag; an image that conveys humor visually, usually non verbally; often used in silent film comedy, or in films with very little dialogue.   Example: all silent film comedies, Jacques Tati s Playtime (1967), the animated film The… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • sight gag — a comic effect produced by visual means rather than by spoken lines, as in a play or motion picture. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • sight — (n.) O.E. gesiht, gesihð thing seen, from P.Gmc. *sekh(w) (Cf. Dan. sigte, Swed. sigt, M.Du. sicht, Du. zicht, O.H.G. siht, Ger. Sicht, Gesicht), stem of O.E. seon (see SEE (Cf. see) (v.)). Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • gag — Synonyms and related words: Oregon boat, acoustic tile, acting, antiknock, asphyxiate, baffler, balk, barf, be nauseated, be seasick, be sick, belly laugh, bilbo, blue story, boggle, bond, bonds, bottle up, bridle, bring up, buffoonery, business …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Gag (BDSM) — A ball gag A gag is sometimes worn during some bondage and BDSM roleplays. Gags are usually associated with roleplays involving bondage, but that is not necessarily the case. The person who wears the gag is regarded as the submissive partner,… …   Wikipedia

  • sight — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 ability to see ⇨ See also ↑eyesight VERB + SIGHT ▪ have ▪ She has very little sight in her left eye. ▪ lose ▪ He s lost the sight of one eye …   Collocations dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”