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 Everyone's favorite answer-and-question quiz show sparked controversy this week when host Ken Jennings accepted a mispronounced response from a contestant who went on to win the game. EW.com, 4 July 2024 Sold in sets of 20 that mirror the iconic screens on the quiz show, the stamp pane will have relevant category headers appear at the top of each column. Kevin Dolak, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 June 2024 The announcement comes a month after word surfaced that the NFL player was in discussions to host a reboot of the quiz show. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2024 The longtime trivia master who hosted America’s favorite quiz show for decades has inspired a new Forever stamp, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for quiz show 

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quiz show was in 1938

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“Quiz show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiz%20show. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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