from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A theatrical entertainment consisting of successive unrelated acts, such as songs, dances, and comedy skits.
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- n. A theatrical entertainment featuring a succession of short, unrelated performances by singers, dancers, comedians, acrobats, magicians etc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
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