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synonyms for vaudeville

  • burlesque
  • revue
  • show
  • skit
  • theater
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How to use vaudeville in a sentence

Robinson’s vaudeville triumphs included performing at New York’s Palace Theatre — the summit of vaudeville prestige and the venue where, the story goes, he debuted his signature stair dance in 1918.
‘THE MAYOR OF HARLEM’ CELEBRATES BILL ROBINSON AS DANCE SUPERSTAR, AS WELL AS SOCIAL ACTIVISTCELIA WRENMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The facts show Robinson to have been a force for positive change, Grant says, pointing to evidence such as the barrier-breaking in vaudeville.
‘THE MAYOR OF HARLEM’ CELEBRATES BILL ROBINSON AS DANCE SUPERSTAR, AS WELL AS SOCIAL ACTIVISTCELIA WRENMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His father spent years shuttling between jail cells and mental institutions, and his mother, a onetime vaudeville dancer named Aileen Davenport, abandoned him as a baby.
ACTOR HAL HOLBROOK, INDELIBLE PORTRAYER OF MARK TWAIN, DIES AT 95ADAM BERNSTEINFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For a long time he wrote vaudeville sketches over the name of Cursy.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
No; only if you had told me that you wanted to come to the Vaudeville to-night I could have got this box for you as well as he.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
In 1835 the marquise defended vaudeville entertainments against Lady Dudley, who said she could not endure them.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
He came back warily, forgetting his English accent, which he had laboriously imitated in admiration of a certain vaudeville hero.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
The Doctor thought this a capital idea for a vaudeville, but poor enough in real life, and doubted my success.
Z. MARCASHONORE DE BALZAC
Pringle, once honest Carl's pardner in vaudeville, but latterly engaged in a far less honorable business.
MOTOR MATT'S MYSTERYSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Ve vas vorkin' our vay agross der gontinent py San Francisco, vere ve blay a circuit in vaudeville.
MOTOR MATT'S MYSTERYSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
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WORDS RELATED TO VAUDEVILLE

  • burly
  • caricature
  • farce
  • lampoon
  • lampoonery
  • mock
  • mockery
  • parody
  • pastiche
  • peep show
  • revue
  • satire
  • send-up
  • spoof
  • strip
  • takeoff
  • travesty
  • vaudeville
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