quiz show


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

called also quiz program

Example Sentences

a popular TV quiz show
Recent Examples on the Web Some of the quiz show's greatest players are back! Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 31 Oct. 2022 Still, ratings have been strong amid a year of Jennings and Bialik back-and-forth — in no small part thanks to the show's unusual streak of super-champions — suggesting that after the most tumultuous period in its history, America's favorite quiz show may have finally weathered the storm. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 30 July 2022 Amy Schneider is $1.3 million richer after closing out the second-longest winning streak in the quiz show's history. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 27 Jan. 2022 More recently, TikTok launched a several-day quiz show which featured multiple rounds of trivia and a live host with cash prizes. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 3 Mar. 2023 Barbra Streisand’s The Prince of Tides (1991), as the suicidal sister of Nick Nolte’s character; and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia (1999), as the wife of a philandering quiz show host (Philip Baker Hall). Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Feb. 2023 Frost has been a quiz show fan since childhood. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Feb. 2022 The customer success operations manager and Ocean City, New Jersey, resident first appeared on the quiz show in September. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 8 Dec. 2022 Cheung will not face the quiz show’s latest super champion, Cris Pannullo, who lost Tuesday night after 21 straight victories. cleveland, 7 Dec. 2022 See More

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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 29 May. 2023.

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