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 Throughout the '60s and '70s, Carroll guest starred on pretty much every variety show on television, from The Red Buttons Show and The Red Skelton Show to The Danny Kaye Show and The Carol Burnett Show. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 1 Aug. 2022 In the midst of the group’s break to focus on their solo projects, BTS will drop an episode of their RUN BTS variety show. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 1 Aug. 2022 Marcilee Morgan and her sister, Katie Storey, grew up on the stage in their family variety show, The Bath House Show. Courtney Edwards, Arkansas Online, 11 July 2022 The messy clip from an early variety show was shown before Burnett's tribute to Andrews for the 48th Annual AFI Life Achievement Award (airing on TNT on June 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT). Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 10 June 2022 Lucha VaVoom’s ‘Cinco de Mayan’ Masked Mexican wrestlers grapple, comics crack wise, aerialists soar and burlesque performers strut their stuff in a special Cinco de Mayo edition of this saucy variety show for ages 21 and older. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2022 In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule, the city’s government is to Friday put on a large-scale variety show at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Patrick Frater, Variety, 29 June 2022 Schaal liked creating alternative conceptual comedy and performance art at the time, even winning the Andy Kaufman Award at the New York Comedy Festival, while also performing improv and co-hosting a variety show. Michael Cavna, Washington Post, 26 May 2022 The French, under the direction of Jean-Louis Barrault, put on a disjointed 90-minute variety show, not without its moments of charm. Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of variety show

1882, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Variety show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/variety%20show. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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