variety show

noun

Definition of variety show

: a theatrical entertainment of successive separate performances (as of songs, dances, skits, and acrobatic feats)

Examples of variety show in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Swanson has captured the feel of the 1970s variety show — the mix of guest stars, the song mashups, the silly banter. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 25 May 2021 Watch an exclusive clip of the upcoming variety show above. Marcus Jones, EW.com, 5 May 2021 Over 600 kinds of specialty plants make up the vast vegetal variety show known as The Chef’s Garden. Beth Segal, cleveland, 30 Apr. 2021 The action variety show involves physical challenges that have become more difficult for him despite ongoing physical therapy. Joan Macdonald, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 The once-live neighborhood festivals were converted to an all-virtual, multi-act variety show style last year. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 29 Apr. 2021 For decades, viewers have complained about the pomp and ritual of the telecasts, which often seem yoked to the format of a nineteen-seventies variety show. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 26 Apr. 2021 For a few years in the late 1960s, the performance artist Herbert Khaury — known professionally as Tiny Tim — was ubiquitous on television, appearing on just about every variety show and talk show. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2021 The group was discovered on local television and got a big break when they were whisked to New York to perform on CBS' primetime variety show Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts in 1952. Abid Rahman, Billboard, 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of variety show

1882, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2021

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“Variety show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/variety%20show. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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