road show


: a theatrical performance given by a troupe on tour
: a special engagement of a new motion picture usually at increased prices
: a promotional presentation or meeting conducted in a series of locations

Examples of road show in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By early 2023, the road show was almost going too well. TIME, 8 Feb. 2024 Clark’s road show is something that has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 That collection is on a road show right now, having already made stops in Dubai and Hong Kong, with a stop in Singapore scheduled from May 3 to May 6. Chris Morris, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2023 The three-hour show will kick off GameDay’s 37th season and 30th year of road shows. Mark Heim |, al, 2 Sep. 2023 The brand also just announced a partnership with the New York Liberty WNBA team and is planning a road show that will hit each retail store throughout the fall. Jane Thier, Fortune, 6 Sep. 2023 The Week 1 trip marks College GameDay’s 440th road show all-time – and the first-ever visit to a South Carolina-North Carolina game. Mark Heim |, al, 2 Sep. 2023 After a road show of that film failed to wow the industry, the company worked to refine its approach so that showing a color film wouldn’t require special attachments on the projector. Scott Kirsner,, 20 June 2023 Newsom, who dislikes reading off teleprompters because of his dyslexia, ditched the typical speech outlining his agenda to lawmakers at the state Capitol in exchange for a road show with policy announcements in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego through Sunday. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of road show was in 1874

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“Road show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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