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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Chrissy Teigen and Meghan Markle appeared together on game show Deal or No Deal years ago, and now Teigen is speaking out about her time working with the Duchess of Sussex. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chrissy Teigen Dished About Being on Deal Or No Deal with Meghan Markle," 19 Nov. 2018 The concerts serve as a pre-game show, as all tickets include both the performance and the following Red Sox game at the ballpark. Sophie Cannon, BostonGlobe.com, "New Fenway music series pairs a baseball game and a band," 15 June 2018 Though the team has only been active in the NHL for one season, Las Vegas made the Stanley Cup Finals and is pulling out all the stops for perfect pre-game shows in its series against the Capitals. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Watch: Golden Knights Bring Out Imagine Dragons in Stanley Cup Game 2 Pre-Game Show," 30 May 2018 This story & more on an all-new #BackstageDodgers tonight after the post-game show. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Boy With Cancer Who Took Picture With MLB Star Reunites With Him 13 Years Later as a Dodger," 4 Apr. 2018 His first gig: the Super Bowl LII pre-game show on February 4. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "NBC adds new analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Super Bowl, Winter Olympics coverage," 17 Jan. 2018 Trebek isn't the only beloved game show host to extend his contract, either. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Alex Trebek Won’t Be Retiring From ‘Jeopardy!’ Anytime Soon," 1 Nov. 2018 Hot Springs, New Mexico renamed itself Truth or Consequences to attract the love of a 1950s game show—and has stuck with the new name for almost 70 years. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "Mayo, Florida Was Just Renamed for a Different Condiment," 24 Sep. 2018 Since its television premiere in 1966, the game show has brought adorable moments, hilarity, and the cringe-worthy phrase making whoopee straight into America’s living rooms. Vogue, "It’s Priyanka Chopra vs. Nick Jonas in Vogue’s Newlywed Game," 1 Dec. 2018

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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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