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noun \ˈshō-ən(d)-ˈtel\

Simple Definition of show–and–tell

  • : a school activity in which children show an item to the class and talk about it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of show–and–tell

  1. 1 :  a classroom exercise in which children display an item and talk about it

  2. 2 :  a public display or demonstration

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