Definition of Passion play in English:

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Passion play

Pronunciation: /ˈpaSHən ˌplā/


A dramatic performance representing Christ’s Passion from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion.
Example sentences
  • Did this woman get upset during the passion play when Jesus was nailed to a cross?
  • In it the performance of a passion play brings out the question of artificiality when conjuring images of the divine, and the fine line separating the ‘performance’ from the evocation of the ethereal.
  • A passion play shaped by this sort of perspective would present Jesus' death as the result of his kingdom-driven ministry.

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Syllabification: Pas·sion play

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