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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A performer who works in a stage entertainment especially popular in theaters in the early decades of the 20th century that consisted of several unrelated acts following one another

Usage examples (31)
  • In his more relaxed moments, Bernard's speech fell into a kind of vaudevillian patois.
  • With this "vaudevillian" song the band wanted to assert that "this wouldn't be a paint-by-numbers Hold Steady record," says Mr. Kubler.
  • And Jody Rosen argues that Borat is a throwback to the crudest kind of vaudevillian ethnic burlesque, the stuff that we thought was smoothed out of pop culture long ago.
  • She could have been a great vaudevillian straight man. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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