show·​time | \ˈshō-ˌtīm \

Definition of showtime 

: the scheduled or actual time at which a show or something likened to a show begins

Examples of showtime in a Sentence

We have five minutes until showtime. Showtime is in five minutes.

Recent Examples on the Web

The free tickets will be available one hour before showtime at the selected theater's ticket booth. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Why Parents Should Take Kids to a FREE Screening of 'Eighth Grade' This Wednesday," 7 Aug. 2018 Ticket prices, showtimes and menus vary by participating location. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Where to celebrate mom in Milwaukee's western suburbs," 7 May 2018 Millions of people have used the free app Duolingo to gain skills in a new language; Fandango is the ultimate movie showtimes guide. David Pogue, Scientific American, "Megamergers I’d Like to See," 13 July 2018 Louis the Child perform on Friday, July 13, and Lettuce on July 14, with showtimes typically happening well after 1 a.m. Both are dance bands but come at the genre from different directions. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "Forecastle reveals two after-hours shows on the Belle of Louisville," 6 June 2018 Online sales close one hour before performances, but tickets can be purchased at the box office until showtime. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shop fresh foods and artisan works in Wauwatosa farmer's market," 28 May 2018 Madison and her mother arrived late to the early showtime at 9 a.m. and had to wait until the 1 p.m. show. Anna Beahm,, "Auburn student wins $8,000 on The Price is Right," 25 Apr. 2018 Starting tomorrow, please send us chat through the MoviePass app showing the full receipt including the movie title, showtime, and theater for a reimbursement. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "MoviePass says it will refund users who were affected by last night’s outage," 7 July 2018 Hot time: Pre- and post-showtime at the Castro Theatre, especially if there’s a good Joan Crawford versus Bette Davis revival. Emma Silvers, San Francisco Chronicle, "Your guide to the best bars to hit on Pride weekend," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of showtime

1893, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of showtime

: the time when a play, movie, etc., begins

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