ringmaster

noun
ring·​mas·​ter | \ ˈriŋ-ˌma-stər How to pronounce ringmaster (audio) \

Definition of ringmaster

: one in charge of performances in a ring (as of a circus) broadly : a supervisor or moderator especially of a performance or presentation the ringmaster of a talk show

Examples of ringmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Team owner Jesse Cole serves as ringmaster, darting around in a yellow tuxedo and top hat, leading sing-alongs — Woah, livin’ on a prayer — and judging toddler races between innings. Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022 Pokéboy awakens surrounded by three Pokémon and the fetchingly dressed—purple bobble hat and striped ringmaster pants—Professor Laventon. Will Bedingfield, Wired, 2 Feb. 2022 As the event consumed ever more floor space, Mr. Warren performed his role as ringmaster on roller skates. Steve Lohr, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2021 Tyler Huff played ringmaster, throwing for 156 yards and two touchdowns Friday to help the high-flying West Orange Warriors crush Plant City Durant 55-6 in a Class 8A Region 3 quarterfinal football game. Lynn Ramsey, orlandosentinel.com, 12 Nov. 2021 Spooky fair features scary fun with a family-friendly carnival, ghost clowns, and a mad ringmaster with a mystery to solve. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Anyone who wears a red ringmaster’s tailcoat on stage had better not. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Oct. 2021 Acrobats, jugglers, daredevils and other performers star in this animal-free circus, founded by former Ringling Bros. ringmaster Kevin Venardos. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 8 Oct. 2021 Gilles Nicault, a native of the Rhone region of France, is the able ringmaster of this incredible effort and has been from the get-go. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ringmaster

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ringmaster was in 1845

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Last Updated

22 May 2022

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“Ringmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ringmaster. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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