Dumb Shows

Entertainment / Literature / Dumb Shows: These mimed scenes before a play or before each act in a play summarized or foreshadowed the coming events of the plot. These shows were common in early Renaissance drama, but Greenblatt notes that they already seemed old-fashioned in Shakespeare's time. Still, writers employed them up until the 1640s (Greenblatt 1139).

Other Words for Dumb

Dumb Adjective Synonyms: dull, stupid, thick
Dumb Adverb Synonyms: mute, speechless, voiceless, silent, quiet, taciturn, mum, wordless, inarticulate
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Dumbbell

Health / Fitness / Dumbbell: A small metal bar consisting of two weights on each side. The weights can be attached or detached. The bar is gripped with one hand between the weights. MORE

Dumb Terminal

Technology / Computers / Dumb Terminal: This refers to a monitor a keyboard setup that can receive, enter, transmit and display information from a server. But it cannot process any information. Most commonly, these terminals were used to co MORE

Dumb Shows

Entertainment / Literature / Dumb Shows: These mimed scenes before a play or before each act in a play summarized or foreshadowed the coming events of the plot. These shows were common in early Renaissance drama, but Greenblatt notes that th MORE

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