pre·​show ˈprē-ˌshō How to pronounce preshow (audio)
variants or pre-show
: of, relating to, or taking place during the time preceding a show
preshow jitters
the preshow reception
Though the show is most assuredly an unwieldy beast … this year Comdex has lived up to its pre-show hype.James K. Willcox

Examples of preshow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rodrigo’s favorite retro decade, the 1990s, got saluted with a selection of preshow PA music that included riot grrrl bands such as Bikini Kill and Bratmobile. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 24 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preshow was in 1922

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“Preshow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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