Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A musical show consisting of skits, songs, and dances, often satirizing current events, trends, and personalities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of theatrical entertainment in which recent events, popular fads, etc., are parodied. Any entertainment featuring skits, dances, and songs.

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  • n. a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians

Etymologies

French, from Old French, review; see review.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French revue. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • A famous example of a revue is the Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway in the 1920s

    February 4, 2008