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revue

[ri-vyoo] /rɪˈvyu/
noun
1.
a form of theatrical entertainment in which recent events, popular fads, etc., are parodied.
2.
any entertainment featuring skits, dances, and songs.
Also, review.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < French: review
Related forms
revuist, noun
Can be confused
review, revue (see synonym study at review)
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Examples 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

revue

/rɪˈvjuː/
noun
1.
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
revue
1872, "show presenting a review of current events," from Fr. revue, from M.Fr., lit. "survey" (see review).
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