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[ri-vyoo] /rɪˈvyu/
a form of theatrical entertainment in which recent events, popular fads, etc., are parodied.
any entertainment featuring skits, dances, and songs.
Also, review.
Origin of revue
1870-75; < French: review
Related forms
revuist, noun
Can be confused
review, revue (see synonym study at review) Unabridged
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Examples from the web for revue
  • It is not my intention to raise any critical comment on this revue.
  • The tongue-in-cheek revue also included dancing canoes and tabletop hockey players.
  • One of the restaurants hosts a nightly musical revue.
  • Goldwyn's technique is to spin a revue: a slender thread of narrative linking a series of specialties.
British Dictionary definitions for revue


a form of light entertainment consisting of a series of topical sketches, songs, dancing, comic turns, etc
Word Origin
C20: from French; see review
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Word Origin and History for revue

1872, "show presenting a review of current events," from French revue, from Middle French, literally "survey," noun use of fem. past participle of revoir "to see again" (see review (n.)). Later extended to shows consisting of a series of unrelated scenes.

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