game show

noun

Definition of game show

: a television program on which contestants compete for prizes in a game (such as a quiz)

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Jeopardy game show host Alex Trebek has sold his Paso Robles, Calif. lakefront vacation property for $1.3 million. Pueng Vongs, The Mercury News, "Photos: Jeopardy host Alex Trebek sells Paso Robles lake house," 4 Sep. 2019 But as the preseason games showed, when the starters left, trouble began. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos Analysis: Initial roster established, but work continuing for Elway, Fangio," 31 Aug. 2019 James Holzhauer, who captivated audiences with his lengthy winning streak earlier this year, will return to the beloved game show this fall to compete in the Tournament of Champions. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Jeopardy!'s James Holzhauer to Return for Tournament of Champions Alongside Player Who Beat Him," 10 July 2019 Matthew McConaughey was announced as the guest picker for the college football pre-game show on Thursday on social media. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Matthew McConaughey named College GameDay guest picker for Texas-LSU, has message for UT fans," 5 Sep. 2019 As first reported back in 2017, Fremantle is bringing the classic TV game show back, and there’s said to be a lot of interest from both broadcast networks and streaming services. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Leslie Jones to host Supermarket Sweep reboot for first post-Saturday Night Live TV gig," 28 Aug. 2019 Milling, who learned to speak French by watching game shows on TV in France, returned home after his playing career ended at age 35. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Basketball yields life of international travel for Poway grad," 8 Aug. 2019 In terms of those who performed best on this game show-like format, Cory Booker managed to sound less like a Care Bear and more like a candidate actually interested in garnering greater support for his campaign. Michael Arceneaux, Essence, "Cory Booker, Julián Castro Held Their Ground During CNN's Second Debate Night," 1 Aug. 2019 Milling, who learned to speak French by watching game shows on TV in France, returned home after his playing career ended at age 35. Pomerado News, "Ex-Titan a seasoned European hoops coach," 24 July 2019

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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game show

noun

English Language Learners Definition of game show

: a television program in which people try to win prizes in a game

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