road show

noun

Definition of road show

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

Examples of road show in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During its first three years, Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league was a traveling road show, visiting different destinations every weekend of the summer. Jeff Fedotin, Forbes, 22 June 2022 In between comments about a road show or eliminating the prize puzzle, one overarching theme stood out — people still want a contest of sorts. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 14 June 2022 His one-man road show has connected him all the more with Ukrainians, especially soldiers who have defied all expectations in beating back Russia’s might. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, 18 May 2022 The Flogging Molly road show comes to Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center at 8 p.m. March 18. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2022 Auburn is the third campus site this season as College GameDay returned for its first road show since the 2020 season on Jan. 29. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 12 Feb. 2022 On a Friday evening this January, Flynn took the stage at Dream City Church in Phoenix, the latest stop of the ReAwaken America conference: a right-wing road show that combines elements of a tent revival, a trade fair and a sci-fi convention. New York Times, 4 Feb. 2022 The road show had previously been at Painter’s Mill Music Fair in Baltimore. Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2022 Steinman and Meat wrote the song while Meat was understudying for John Belushi on the National Lampoon road show. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of road show

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of road show was in 1874

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Last Updated

2 Aug 2022

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“Road show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20show. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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