Definitions for variety show

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. variety show, variety(noun)

    a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances


  1. variety show(Noun)

    A theatrical entertainment featuring a succession of short, unrelated performances by singers, dancers, comedians, acrobats, magicians etc


  1. Variety show

    A variety show, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is an entertainment made up of a variety of acts, especially musical performances and sketch comedy, and normally introduced by a compère or host. Other types of acts include magic, animal and circus acts, acrobatics, juggling and ventriloquism. The variety format made its way from Victorian era stage to radio to television. Variety shows were a staple of anglophone television from its early days into the 1970s, and lasted into the 1980s. In several parts of the world, variety TV remains popular and widespread.


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