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Definition of Vaudeville

Vaudeville

  1. Loosely, and now commonly, variety (see above), as, to play in vaudeville; a vaudeville actor.
  2. A kind of song of a lively character, frequently embodying a satire on some person or event, sung to a familiar air in couplets with a refrain; a street song; a topical song.
  3. A theatrical piece, usually a comedy, the dialogue of which is intermingled with light or satirical songs, set to familiar airs.

Vaudeville Quotations

I was very interested in vaudeville. It was the only sort of discipline that was a five-minute act on stage, which is what I really enjoyed and saw myself doing. And I bought books on it.
Steve Martin

You bet I arrived overnight. Over a few hundred nights in the Catskills, in vaudeville, in clubs and on Broadway.
Danny Kaye

I was raised never to carp about things and never to moan, because in vaudeville, which is my background, you just got on with it through all kinds of adversities.
Julie Andrews

George Burns was a Vaudeville performer I particularly loved.
Tom Waits

I do not like vaudeville, but what can I do? It likes me.
Anna Held
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Vaudeville Translations

vaudeville in French is vaudeville

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