vaudeville
[ vawd-vill ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 18th century; French from French, earlier vau de ville (or vire ), said to be a name given originally to songs composed by Olivier Basselin, a 15th-century fuller born in Vau de Vire in Normandy
Synonyms
  • burlesque
  • revue
  • show
  • skit
  • theater
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
theatrical entertainment consisting of a number of individual performances, acts, or mixed numbers, as by comedians, singers, dancers, acrobats, and magicians
Example
A) My parents bought tickets to a vaudeville performance. B) The vaudeville production was highly entertaining and energetic.
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