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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Courtesy of Dylan King/Entertainment Studios The media mogul, now 57, got his start in showbiz at age 14 with a lot of encouragement from his mom, Carolyn Folks, who serves as an executive producer on the game show and was also on set. Anita Bennett, Fortune, "Funny You Should Ask – Byron Allen Is Ready to Conquer the Movie Business," 25 June 2018 And a closer look at the game shows LeBron doing most of his damage against Stephenson or on switches when he was matched up with Sabonis and Turner. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Who can stop LeBron? No one. But Pacers Bogdanovic has done a better job than most.," 17 Apr. 2018 The Vegas game showed how good the Flyers can be when things are clicking. Jeremy Fuchs, SI.com, "Power Rankings: Red-Hot Bruins Emerging as a True Stanley Cup Threat," 12 Feb. 2018 The game show pits two teams, made up of celebrities and civilians, in a word game with a top prize of $10,000. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Meredith Vieira hosts '25 Words or Less' on WOFL," 11 July 2018 Media: Fox 13 Tampa HOSPITAL VISIT: Ted Cruz says injured Santa Fe students told him 'don't take our guns' A trailer for the game shows a player running around a school armed with a machine gun, shooting police and throwing grenades at civilians. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Major backlash for 'Active Shooter' video game that lets players kill civilians, police," 29 May 2018 Saturday's spring game showed the rest of us what Meyer was talking about. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "The throw that may have won Ohio State's quarterback battle: Doug Lesmerises," 14 Apr. 2018 Highlights from the game showed Ridgewell slowly jogging back on New York's first goal. Jamie Goldberg, OregonLive.com, "Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese still deciding whether Liam Ridgewell will travel to Orlando," 3 Apr. 2018 Mikaleah Moment pushes her way into a recreational room where a dozen or so seniors and their caregivers sit at tables bathed in the blue glow of a daytime game show. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, "For three families, Tulsa experiment offers chance to grasp American dream," 3 July 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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