show-and-tell
noun Date: 1950 1. a classroom exercise in which children display an item and talk about it 2. a public display or demonstration

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  • Show and tell — is the process of showing an audience something and telling them about it, predominately in North America. It is usually done in a classroom as an early elementary school technique for teaching young children the skills of public speaking.… …   Wikipedia

  • show and tell — show and tell, adj. show and teller, n. 1. an activity for young children, esp. in school, in which each participant produces an object of unusual interest and tells something about it. 2. Facetious. any informative presentation or demonstration …   Useful english dictionary

  • Show and tell — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Show and Tell est un album de Silvertide. Show and Tell est une chanson de Relient K. Ce document provient de « Show and Tell ». Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • show and tell — n [U] an activity for school children in which they bring an object to school and tell the other children about it ▪ Ramona brought in a fossil for show and tell …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • show-and-tell — or show and tell (shōʹən tĕlʹ) n. 1. An educational activity in which a child displays an object to the class and talks about it. 2. A public presentation or display. * * * …   Universalium

  • show and tell — n. an elementary school activity in which a student brings in an object of interest, shows it to the class, and talks about it: also show and tell n …   English World dictionary

  • show and tell — show and tell, adj. show and teller, n. 1. an activity for young children, esp. in school, in which each participant produces an object of unusual interest and tells something about it. 2. Facetious. any informative presentation or demonstration …   Universalium

  • show and tell — noun uncount an activity in which children bring an object into their classroom and tell the other children about it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • show and tell — show′ and tell′ n. 1) edu a classroom activity for young children in which each child produces an object and talks about it 2) any informative presentation or demonstration • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • show-and-tell — elementary school teaching tool, 1948, Amer.Eng …   Etymology dictionary

  • show-and-tell — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a classroom exercise in which children display an item and talk about it 2. : a public display or demonstration * * * show and tellˈ noun An activity of young schoolchildren in which an object is brought to the class by …   Useful english dictionary

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