road show


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 The pair joined the National Lampoon road show and began to collaborate, working out the songs that would make up Meat Loaf’s first, triumphant album. Bill Wyman, Vulture, 27 Apr. 2021 The choice to make a direct listing on the Nasdaq, rather than raising money on a road show through a traditional initial public offering, squares with Coinbase’s dark horse image. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2021 This week, Biden's cabinet members are heading out on a road show to make his case. PRES. NBC News, 4 Apr. 2021 However, as Robinhood embarks on its road show and moves toward becoming a public company, the process will be dominated by headlines about the company’s handling of the GameStop controversy. Nnamdi Okike, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2021 The old comrades would now co-sponsor a bus-tour road show of rallies under the aegis of her current group, Women for America First. Adele M. Stan, The New Republic, 10 Mar. 2021 No surprise the singer had to enlist two guitarists to try to fill in for Eddie in his solo road show, which was mostly made up of old VH songs. Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, 24 Feb. 2021 In September, a Perkins for Senate fundraiser at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, Oregon, doubled as a QAnon road show. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 1 Feb. 2021 Turns out the central mystery was solved early on, there are few elder gods and many minor magicians, and it’s not a road show at all. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 9 Oct. 2020

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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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10 May 2021

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“Road show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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road show


English Language Learners Definition of road show

: a group of people who travel to different places to entertain people or to advertise something


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