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

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While the quiz show recently ended its run, its impact continues to ripple through television, having opened the floodgates to all forms of unscripted projects. Brian Lowry, CNN, "How 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' changed the primetime TV rulebook," 14 Aug. 2019 The quiz show’s 36th season begins with new episodes starting Sept. 9. Los Angeles Times, "Alex Trebek announces ‘Jeopardy!’ comeback now that chemo is done," 29 Aug. 2019 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has long been mocked by his political opponents as a bumbling, oafish joke better suited to the studios of comedic quiz shows and the after-dinner speaking circuit than deciding policy from 10 Downing Street. Fox News, "'Bumbling' Boris Johnson shows his ruthless streak with dramatic step closer to sealing Brexit," 29 Aug. 2019 Johnson first appeared in the comedy BBC quiz show in April 1998. Adam Rasmi, Quartz, "The UK’s new prime minister has a resume that would make anyone think twice," 23 July 2019 Fittingly for someone often dismissed as a clown, Johnson rose to prominence in part thanks to his regular appearances on a comedy quiz show in the late 1990s. NBC News, "Boris Johnson is likely Britain's next leader. Is he a 'great brain' or an opportunist?," 22 July 2019 Holzhauer rose to fame during his 33-day run on the popular quiz show. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer honors Alex Trebek with pancreatic cancer donation," 20 June 2019 But the story about her teachers and her quiz shows just how fresh her transition to the pro life is. Jason Hanna, CNN, "Coco Gauff took a science test just before trying to qualify for Wimbledon. She's now an international sensation," 2 July 2019 Gupta, who will graduate from Catlin Gabel on Saturday, will be joined on the quiz show by players from around the country. oregonlive.com, "Portland high school student will compete in ‘Jeopardy!’ Teen Tournament," 11 June 2019

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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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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