show business

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of show business

: the arts, occupations, and businesses (such as theater, motion pictures, and television) that comprise the entertainment industry

Examples of show business in a Sentence

  1. She has been in show business for over 30 years.

  2. actors trying to break into show business

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First Known Use of show business

1840


SHOW BUSINESS Defined for English Language Learners

show business

Definition of show business for English Language Learners

  • : the entertainment industry involved in making movies, television shows, plays, etc.


Learn More about show business

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of show business


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