quiz show


Definition of quiz show

: an entertainment program (as on radio or television) in which contestants answer questions

called also quiz program

Examples of quiz show in a Sentence

a popular TV quiz show
Recent Examples on the Web The petition caught the attention of Burton, wholobbied for the job in a tweet last September and expressed his gratitude forfans' support in a quest to become the quiz show's host. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "LeVar Burton is 'flattered' by petition to be 'Jeopardy!' host, pays tribute to Alex Trebek's family," 13 Nov. 2020 The star began on the quiz show in 1984, and was a nightly fixture in American homes for over 35 years. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Alex Trebek's widow Jean shares heartwarming thank you message after star's death: "Your expressions have truly touched our hearts"," 12 Nov. 2020 Simply by hosting a quiz show, Trebek changed lives. Mansee Khurana, The Atlantic, "Alex Trebek Made Nerds Look Cool," 10 Nov. 2020 Alex Trebek, the longtime host of beloved quiz show Jeopardy!, has died after a battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Leah Rocketto, Woman's Day, "Alex Trebek Has Died From Pancreatic Cancer, and Fans of 'Jeopardy'! Are Gutted," 8 Nov. 2020 Despite being ill, Trebek continued his work on the hit quiz show, providing stable enjoyment for so many in a year marked by instability. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "5 things to know for November 9: Biden, Election 2020, Covid-19, Alex Trebek, Bolivia," 9 Nov. 2020 The star began on the quiz show in 1984, earning six Daytime Emmys and hosting over 8,000 episodes. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, ""Jeopardy!" champions Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer pay tribute to Alex Trebek: "You will never be replaced in our hearts"," 8 Nov. 2020 In October 2018, Trebek renewed his contract with Sony Pictures Television to continue as host of the quiz show through 2022. NBC News, "Alex Trebek, beloved 'Jeopardy!' host, dies after cancer battle at age 80," 8 Nov. 2020 Trebek presided over the beloved quiz show for more than 30 years. Dallas News, "Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy!’ host, dies at 80," 8 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of quiz show

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Quiz show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiz%20show. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of quiz show

: a radio or television program during which people compete with each other by trying to answer questions

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