from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A theatrical entertainment consisting of successive unrelated acts, such as songs, dances, and comedy skits.
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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
theatrical entertainmentfeaturing a succession of short, unrelated performancesby singers, dancers, comedians, acrobats, magiciansetc
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
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