\ 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 Other couples, like Lin-Manuel Miranda & Vanessa Nadal, are there for Miranda's presenting gig, as the Oscars once again go hostless in favor of songs and skits. Kathryn Lindsay,, "The Oscars Red Carpet Was Filled With Cute Couples," 10 Feb. 2020 Lamar weaves together a nuanced take on his upbringing in a gang-riddled neighborhood, interspersing soulful, meandering beats and introspective rhymes with evocative skits and scratchy voicemail recordings. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks," 19 Nov. 2019 To compile the 5-piece team to act out the skits, Taylor hired Jill Demling, British Vogue’s Entertainment Director at Large, while Samantha Shanker from Tina Fey’s company Little Stranger was brought in to write the scripts. Eliza Huber,, "Tanya Taylor Opts Out Of NYFW; Releases 5-Part Comedy Series Instead," 7 Feb. 2020 Watt, who just finished his ninth season with the Houston Texans, was featured in eight skits during the hour-and-half show. Christopher Kuhagen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here are our five favorite moments from J.J. Watt's appearance on 'Saturday Night Live'," 2 Feb. 2020 Spalding pulls his pants down, squats over the turntable, his bare bottom to the audience, mere inches away, and drills holes in a record, using the drill from the crazy-dentist skit. David Gordon, Harper's magazine, "The Forty-Year Rehearsal," 6 Jan. 2020 In Washington, journalists attend formal dinners and literally sing and dance in musical skits to amuse the establishment ruling class. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Will Washington media expose the liars who spun the Trump-Russia hoax?," 26 Dec. 2019 However, Banks' stand-up act is totally different from his online skits. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, "Rising comic Desi Banks on bill with Mike Epps at the Fox on Saturday," 13 Feb. 2020 Vernon Davis casually announced his retirement Sunday as part of a comedic skit with Rob Gronkowski on Fox Sports. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Vernon Davis announces retirement during Super Bowl pregame skit with Rob Gronkowski," 2 Feb. 2020

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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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“Skit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Apr. 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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