show·​time | \ ˈshō-ˌtīm How to pronounce showtime (audio) \

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.

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Here is a rundown of the films playing at this year's 70 mm Film Festival, showtimes, and ticketing information. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "The complete lineup for Chicago's Music Box Theatre's 70 mm Film Festival," 19 July 2017 Follow These Tips: Use the app to check wait times, park hours, parade showtimes, restaurant availability, and figure out how to get from one ride to the next. Schedule time to go resort hopping. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Why Spending Christmas Day at Disney World Is Truly as Magical as It Sounds," 20 Dec. 2018 Carson Daly Has a Pre-Show Ritual A few minutes before showtime, host Carson Daly makes his way to the stage. Alisa Wolfson, Country Living, "'The Voice' Behind-the-Scenes Secrets That No One Ever Knew," 15 Dec. 2018 For showtimes or to purchase tickets, visit Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shop fresh foods and artisan works in Wauwatosa farmer's market," 28 May 2018 From surprise guest appearances to an unexpected showtime snafu, each performance has been unique. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Was Photographed Dancing at Taylor Swift's "Reputation" Tour," 29 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of showtime

1893, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of showtime

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

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