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 quartet switched to country music in 1964, after meeting Cash and joining his road show. CBS News, "Harold Reid, Statler Brothers bass singer, has died at 80," 25 Apr. 2020 Running well on the road shows there are good things to come. Giana Han, al, "Live updates: Gus Malzahn speaks on ‘Tiger Talk’ before Ole Miss," 31 Oct. 2019 In February, the Somalian government launched the road show of up to 15 offshore blocks covering a total area of about 47,000 square miles. Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, Houston Chronicle, "Opinion: Could Somalia become the next Texas?," 2 Dec. 2019 Hundreds of thousands of people in the northwestern city are expected to greet Trump on Monday for a road show leading to a massive rally at what has been touted as the world’s largest cricket stadium. Sheikh Saaliq,, "Indian authorities scramble to give Trump a mega-rally," 23 Feb. 2020 Following his stop in Arizona, Trump will take his road show to Colorado on Thursday and then Nevada on on Friday, the day before the crucial Democratic Nevada caucus. Will Steakin, ABC News, "Trump's Phoenix rally kicks off counterprogramming spree," 19 Feb. 2020 Both companies recently sold shares on the NYSE through a direct listing, which allowed them to bypass expensive underwriting fees for bankers and splashy road shows to target potential investors. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "IPOs are SO 2019. Companies are finding new ways to go public," 21 Jan. 2020 Often dismissed as counterproductive and too catered to Trump’s uncommonly loyal voting base, this traveling road show fueled his rise in the Republican primaries and victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the general election. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Election diet of red meat," 9 Jan. 2020 Rolling up the magic carpet Facing a chasm between the prince’s preferred, high price and what international investors were willing to pay, Aramco abruptly cancelled road shows in America and Europe. The Economist, "Saudi Aramco’s IPO is the biggest ever," 7 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of road show

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 May 2020

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“Road show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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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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