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 That said, others had no trouble embracing Jonathan as the latest star on the beloved quiz show and encouraged fellow viewers to also give him a chance. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 18 Oct. 2021 This spring, Burton finally found himself behind the iconic Jeopardy host's lectern, taping a one-week stint as a guest host of the beloved quiz show. Ruth Kinane, EW.com, 17 Sep. 2021 Sony Pictures Television, which produces the famed quiz show, said each person will host roughly the same number of weeks of episodes. NBC News, 16 Sep. 2021 The quiz show genre at the time was widely popular with viewers, who were fascinated by watching ordinary people answer questions and win cash and prizes. New York Times, 15 Dec. 2021 The quiz show previously tapped Bialik and Jennings to host through the end of 2021. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 8 Dec. 2021 During a Monday appearance on Late Night, Rodgers' fiancée Shailene Woodley recalled watching the NFL star prepare to host the beloved quiz show, which apparently involved an awful lot of binge-watching. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, 20 July 2021 As a child, Laurel was a radio performer, singing on a children’s hour and competing on a quiz show. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 Although she's been a fan of the quiz show for years, Schneider, who works as an engineering manager in California, still found herself in awe of how her Jeopardy run has gone. Andrea Towers, EW.com, 1 Dec. 2021

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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 19 Jan. 2022.

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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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