See also: by-play

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by- +‎ play

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byplay ‎(countable and uncountable, plural byplays)

  1. (theater) Any action, carried out onstage during a performance, apart from the main action.
    • 1983, Frank Northen Magill, Magill's American film guide (volume 1, page 647)
      The father-son byplay is occasionally overdone and tedious, but there is a genuine warmth in both the Oland-Luke and the Toler-Sen Yung teamings.

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