Variety show
Variety show Variety show A stage entertainment, live or televised, of successive separate performances, usually songs, dances, acrobatic feats, dramatic sketches, exhibitions of trained animals, or any specialties. When performed live in a theater, it was often called a {vaudeville show}, but when television became a dominant form of entertainment live vaudeville performances almost completely ceased. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • variety show — n. a show, as on television or in a nightclub, made up of different kinds of acts, as comic skits, songs, dances, etc.: see also VAUDEVILLE …   English World dictionary

  • Variety show — A variety show or variety entertainment is an entertainment made up of a variety of acts, especially musical performances and comedy skits, and normally introduced by a compère or host. The variety format made its way from Victorian era stage to… …   Wikipedia

  • variety show — noun a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances • Syn: ↑variety • Hypernyms: ↑show • Hyponyms: ↑minstrel show, ↑revue, ↑review, ↑vaudeville, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • variety show — {n.} A program that includes several different kinds of entertainment (as songs, dances, comic skits and little dramas). * /Jane s father was the master of ceremonies of a variety show on TV./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • variety show — {n.} A program that includes several different kinds of entertainment (as songs, dances, comic skits and little dramas). * /Jane s father was the master of ceremonies of a variety show on TV./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • variety\ show — noun A program that includes several different kinds of entertainment (as songs, dances, comic skits and little dramas). Jane s father was the master of ceremonies of a variety show on tV …   Словарь американских идиом

  • variety show — /vəˈraɪəti ʃoʊ/ (say vuh ruyuhtee shoh) noun an entertainment which is put together from a variety of acts, especially music or comic acts, and introduced by a compere or host …   Australian English dictionary

  • variety show — va riety .show n a television or radio programme or a performance that consists of many different shorter performances, especially musical and humorous ones …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • variety show — noun Date: 1882 a theatrical entertainment of successive separate performances (as of songs, dances, skits, and acrobatic feats) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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