dumb shownoun [ C or U ]uk /ˈdʌm ˌʃəʊ/ us /ˈdʌm ˌʃoʊ/ UK
Examples from literature
- After much dumb show, arrangements were made for the night.
- I never saw such admirable dumb show: it was better than any pantomime.
- I returned the greetings in dumb show, and hurried on.
- The dumb show of staring into each other's faces, squeezing fingers, and sighing, originated, we have reason to believe, with the ancient Romans.
- This was all in dumb show.