\ ˈskit How to pronounce skit (audio) \

Definition of skit

1 : a jeering or satirical remark : taunt
2a : a satirical or humorous story or sketch
b(1) : a brief burlesque or comic sketch included in a dramatic performance (such as a revue)
(2) : a short serious dramatic piece especially : one done by amateurs

Examples of skit in a Sentence

One of the funniest skits in the show was about cheerleading.
Recent Examples on the Web Most recently, the 48-year-old actress shared an outdoor dance skit performed by the duo in front of her very own chicken coop. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Reese Witherspoon, Ina Garten, & Robin Roberts Left the Cutest Comments on Jennifer Garner’s Latest Instagram," 13 Jan. 2021 In one, two friends from Dartmouth dressed up in workout clothes and led a two-minute workout skit for the crowd. New York Times, "That New York Vibe and a Life in San Diego," 7 Nov. 2020 The backyard buddies made a patriotic skit for election day 2020, as well as a number of dances over summer—all of which showcased giant smiles and stellar moves. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Reese Witherspoon, Ina Garten, & Robin Roberts Left the Cutest Comments on Jennifer Garner’s Latest Instagram," 13 Jan. 2021 That includes a skit on Saturday Night Live and some national television interviews. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "Dominion tells Mellissa Carone, others to stop spreading election misinformation," 29 Dec. 2020 Felt so lucky to be rounding off my year with these performances and for SNL to have had me on for a skit too!! Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid, Dua Lipa, and Bella Hadid Celebrated Christmas with Funny Glasses and Gingerbread Houses," 27 Dec. 2020 The hearing's array of baseless claims was turned into a Saturday Night Live skit. USA TODAY, "Fewer rejected ballots seemed to be a win for voter access. Trump and others disagree," 16 Nov. 2020 There’s a Saturday Night Live skit about the locale, a VR simulation, and inevitably, a Zoom background. Anne Quito, Quartz, "Four Seasons Total Landscaping is using its notoriety as a force for good," 12 Nov. 2020 But in a comical episode that also shows the sensitivity of Miller's model to passing changes in voters' mood, Trump suffered a blip following the Saturday Night Live skit four days later. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "This data scientist’s model shows Biden is still a 3-to-1 favorite to win—but he’s fading in the home stretch," 29 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of skit

circa 1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for skit

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9 Feb 2021

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“Skit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of skit

: a short, funny story or performance


\ ˈskit How to pronounce skit (audio) \

Kids Definition of skit

: a brief sketch in play form

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