Definitions for vaudevillian

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vaude•villeˈvɔd vɪl, ˈvoʊd-, ˈvɔ də-(n.)

  1. a form of popular entertainment in the U.S. from the late 1800s to the mid 1920s, having a program of separate and varied acts.

    Category: Showbiz

  2. a light theatrical piece interspersed with songs and dances.

    Category: Music and Dance, Showbiz

Origin of vaudeville:

1730–40; < F, shortened alter. of MF chanson du vau de Vire song of the vale of Vire, a valley of Calvados, France, noted for satirical folksongs

vaude•vil′lian(n.; adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vaudevillian(noun)

    a performer who works in vaudeville


  1. vaudevillian(Noun)

    a person who performs in vaudeville


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