sound-and-light show
noun Date: 1967 son et lumiere

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  • sound-and-light show — sound′ and light′ show n. tht sbz a nighttime spectacle at which a building, historic site, or the like is illuminated and its historic significance imparted through narration, sound effects, and music • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • sound-and-light show — a nighttime spectacle or performance, at which a building, historic site, etc., is illuminated and the historic significance is imparted to spectators by means of narration, sound effects, and music. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • sound-and-light show — a nighttime spectacle or performance, at which a building, historic site, etc., is illuminated and the historic significance is imparted to spectators by means of narration, sound effects, and music. [1965 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sound and light — «SOWND uhn LYT», adjective. 1. having to do with the combined use of light effects and recorded sound: »a sound and light discothèque. 2. having to do with son et lumière: »a sound and light show. ╂[translation of French son et lumière] sound and …   Useful english dictionary

  • sound-and-light — /sownd euhn luyt /, adj. combining sound effects or music with unusual lighting displays: to promote a product with a spectacular sound and light presentation. [1960 65] * * * sound and light «SOWND uhn LYT», adjective. 1. having to do with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sound-and-lightshow — sound and light show (sound ənd lītʹ) n. A theatrical entertainment presented at night in a historic, usually outdoor setting, using recorded sound, lighting, and other effects to relate the history of the place. Also called son et lumière.  … …   Universalium

  • light show — light′ show n. sbz an entertainment consisting of changing patterns of light and color, often accompanied by music and sound effects …   From formal English to slang

  • light show — noun a display of colored lights moving in shifting patterns • Hypernyms: ↑display, ↑exhibit, ↑showing * * * noun : a kaleidoscopic display of colored lights (as lasers, spotlights, or strobes) usually accompanied by music * * * a form of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • light show — a form of entertainment consisting chiefly of constantly changing patterns of light and color, usually accompanied by music and sound effects. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Laser Light Show (Grand Coulee Dam) — The laser light show at Grand Coulee Dam, which began in 1989, is one of the largest light shows in the U.S.. The 37 minute show runs daily from Memorial Day through September 30. An addition of fireworks lights up the sky above the dam each… …   Wikipedia

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