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Definition of revue

: a theatrical production consisting typically of brief loosely connected often satirical skits, songs, and dances

Examples of revue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This homegrown revue was created by Matthew Byron Cassi and Darrin Newhardt specifically for The Public Theater of San Antonio. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Nov. 2021 This evocatively titled musical revue written by Joanna Murray-Smith features music made famous by the likes of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas. Chris Jones,, 8 Sep. 2021 Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney attend a Broadway musical revue in this sketch, with Majors joining Boen Yang and Cecily Strong to deliver some salty banter and singing. Megan Thomas, CNN, 14 Nov. 2021 This unique musical revue is a one-of-a-kind show specifically designed to celebrate the return of live theater and features favorite tunes from some of musical theater’s greatest song teams and the Disney songbook. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 8 Nov. 2021 Kardashian West hosted the long-running NBC comedy revue for the first time on Saturday alongside musical guest Halsey — and didn't shy away from making jokes about her family and West in her monologue. Dan Heching,, 11 Oct. 2021 The show, a sort of mashup of a revue and a song cycle, is produced by Slow Burn Theatre, a resident company at the Broward Center. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 13 Oct. 2021 The evening also includes a pre-show 1920s-style musical revue. Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2021 This year, its popular Cabaret series — a lively revue of opera, operetta, and musical theater scenes — will also be outdoors. Beth Wood Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of revue

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for revue

French, from Middle French reveue review — more at review

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14 Dec 2021

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“Revue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of revue

: a show in a theater that includes funny songs, dances, short plays, etc., usually about recent events


re·​vue | \ ri-ˈvyü How to pronounce revue (audio) \

Kids Definition of revue

: a show in a theater consisting usually of short and often funny sketches and songs

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