\ 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 Kate plays a little of an old horror record, Drop Dead, the source for several slapstick doctor skits in the video: while Kate narrates, Spalding plays a mad dentist onscreen, chasing patient Ron around the room with a drill. David Gordon, Harper's magazine, "The Forty-Year Rehearsal," 6 Jan. 2020 Abrams, Keighley and the Stormtrooper conducted a live interview and skit in front of players at the Risky Reels location, the game’s theater area. Washington Post, "After a delay, Fortnite players get treated to free Star Wars items and a new scene," 14 Dec. 2019 Other breakthrough creators include Connor and Liana, who make video skits, and Grace Sharer, who uploads comedy videos. Jack Guy, CNN, "YouTube reveals its most-watched UK videos of 2019," 5 Dec. 2019 The short-form video app TikTok is typically known as a place for lighthearted lip-sync videos, dance challenges and skits. NBC News, "After Saugus High School shooting, teens use TikTok to reflect and mourn," 15 Nov. 2019 Hayrides, s’more, skits performed by the youth group, games and candy. Luann Gibbs,, "Last-chance Halloween events in and around Cincinnati in 2019," 24 Oct. 2019 For some, the thought of bowl eligibility was as funny as any skit Eddie Murphy will do on Saturday Night Live later this year. Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, "Scott Satterfield has put himself in the discussion for ACC Coach of the Year," 17 Oct. 2019 Comedian Jack Benny helped keep the old company's moniker as part of popular culture by making Maxwell models part of his skits. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar driver Zach Veach will be in an opera with a vintage car. Here's what you'll see.," 14 Nov. 2019 Along with doing skits based on Disney productions, the first music video that Kylie made for the channel featured her covering a song by another young Disney Channel performer, Zendaya. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "YouTube sensation Kylie Cantrall now Disney Channel star," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of skit

circa 1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for skit

origin unknown

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16 Jan 2020

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“Skit.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of skit

: a short, funny story or performance


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Kids Definition of skit

: a brief sketch in play form

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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