American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One, especially a performer, who works in vaudeville.
- n. US a person who performs in vaudeville
- n. a performer who works in vaudeville
“If I use the phrase vaudevillian for Bill Clinton, by contrast you think that President Bush has a front row seat to watch rather than to perform.”
“In his more relaxed moments, Bernard's speech fell into a kind of vaudevillian patois.”
“Rebecca Mead, writing in the New Yorker, dubbed him "the Marx Brother" and described his approach thus: "His favoured form of argument is paradox, and his favoured mode of delivery is a kind of vaudevillian overstatement, buttressed by the appearance of utter conviction.”
“And Jody Rosen argues that Borat is a throwback to the crudest kind of vaudevillian ethnic burlesque, the stuff that we thought was smoothed out of pop culture long ago.”
“With this "vaudevillian" song the band wanted to assert that "this wouldn't be a paint-by-numbers Hold Steady record," says Mr. Kubler.”
“Yorker, dubbed him "the Marx Brother" and described his approach thus: "His favoured form of argument is paradox, and his favoured mode of delivery is a kind of vaudevillian overstatement, buttressed by the appearance of utter conviction.”
“Jody Rosen argues that "Borat is a throwback to the crudest kind of vaudevillian ethnic burlesque, the stuff that we thought was smoothed out of pop culture long ago.”
“Theatre Alley, tucked inside the Financial District, still bears a vaudevillian wall painting from "Billy Bathgate," which filmed there in 1991.”
“Miss Hope Springs, a 6ft 2in "ex-Las Vegas showgirl", is the retro-glam, vaudevillian alter ego created by the pianist Ty Jeffries in order to sing his own compositions in theatres and clubs around the country.”
“Interview magazine says “these vaudevillian vamps are putting the show back in showmanship.””
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