variety show


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 Barbara Bush Branch Library presents a virtual variety show from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on June 3, broadcast on the library’s Facebook page. Brandon Moeller, Houston Chronicle, "June 3-16: Musical performances, online events coming up in northwest Houston," 1 June 2020 The CarBaret Drive-In takes over the back parking lot of the bars and features a film and a variety show that has included Dallas DJ Blake Ward, singers, acrobats and a magician. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "From parking lot to drive-in movie theater: Bars in Richardson innovate during pandemic," 27 May 2020 Fringe Cabaret The Hollywood Fringe Festival hosts an online variety show featuring comedy, music, dance and more. 8 p.m. Friday. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "L.A. Phil’s 100th birthday bash: Your quarantine must-watch of the day," 8 May 2020 Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue was a variety show that had been around in some form since 1974. Hannah Evans, Dallas News, "North Texas’ virtual concerts of 2020 are reminiscent of broadcast concerts from local clubs," 13 May 2020 Bryan Bedder/Getty Images Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Sean L. Mccarthy, New York Times, "4 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 Mar. 2020 This year, because of stay-at-home orders related to the COVID-19 crisis, it will be presented as a digital variety show on May 17. Deborah Martin,, "Finals for the Joci Awards scholarship competition will be online," 17 Apr. 2020 After the disastrous events of Riverdale's last two musicals, the town with pep is hoping the third time is the charm with a high-school variety show in this week's episode. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Riverdale musical episode sneak peek features Cheryl and Toni's powerful, sultry duet," 13 Apr. 2020 Two of them decided to make the best of it by putting on a variety show in their own living room. NBC News, "Quarantined drag queens land TV show in Israel," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of variety show

1882, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2020

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“Variety show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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