\ 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 In the five-minute skit, Harry even speaks Te Reo Māori—the language of the Indigenous Polynesian people of mainland New Zealand. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 May 2022 Amy Schumer performs in a skit at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Sunday. NBC News, 28 Mar. 2022 In a skit, Robin Williams, playing a beleaguered President Reagan, is advised by an aide through his earpiece at a news conference to call on Ms. Feldman (played by Victoria Jackson). New York Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Some of us were really counting on an epic comedy skit from space. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 18 Mar. 2022 Gene's son Rod Roddenberry, who's also produced several projects for the franchise, called out Shatner over a Saturday Night Live skit, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Glenn Garner,, 3 Sep. 2021 Davidson previously appeared in a skit about space travel — and very rich men — when Elon Musk appeared on SNL. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 14 Mar. 2022 The phenomenon even manifested into a Saturday Night Live skit (which Bassett dejectedly reacted to on TikTok). Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 24 Mar. 2022 For many of you reading this article, your exposure to Julia Child is limited to the hilarious Saturday Night Live skit from 1978. Ellevate, Forbes, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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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 May 2022

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“Skit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of skit

: a brief sketch in play form

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