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Meaning of vaudeville

vaude•ville

Pronunciation: (vôd'vil, vōd'-, vô'du-), [key]
— n.
  1. theatrical entertainment consisting of a number of individual performances, acts, or mixed numbers, as by comedians, singers, dancers, acrobats, and magicians. Cf.(def. 9).
  2. a theatrical piece of light or amusing character, interspersed with songs and dances.
  3. a satirical cabaret song.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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