quiz show

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

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

  1. a popular TV quiz show

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First Known Use of quiz show

1944

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


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