a restaurant providing food, drink, music, a dance floor, and often a floor show.
a café that serves food and drink and offers entertainment often of an improvisatory, satirical, and topical nature.
a floor show consisting of such entertainment: The cover charge includes dinner and a cabaret.
a form of theatrical entertainment, consisting mainly of political satire in the form of skits, songs, and improvisations: an actress whose credits include cabaret, TV, and dinner theater.
a decoratively painted porcelain coffee or tea service with tray, produced especially in the 18th century.
Archaic. a shop selling wines and liquors.
to attend or frequent cabarets.
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How to use cabaret in a sentence
Whoever thought to cast Hedwig and the Angry Inch mastermind John Cameron Mitchell as a Florida boarding-house owner and drag cabaret singer deserves a bonus.Netflix’s Mesmerizing Sandman Adaptation Is Well Worth the Decades-Long Wait | Judy Berman | August 5, 2022 | Time
He was nominated for four Grammy Awards and often appeared in concerts, clubs and cabarets.Dave Frishberg, composer and performer of inventive, witty jazz songs, dies at 88 | Matt Schudel | November 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Lush interiors, fashionable styling and artistic flair are all hallmarks of The House of Flowers, based around the high-society de la Mora family and their flower shop and cabaret show, which both share the show’s title.The House of Flowers Is Proof That Telenovelas Are Changing—and So Is the Way We Watch Them | Suyin Haynes | June 23, 2021 | Time
The song “Treat People with Kindness” is one of the lesser known tracks on Styles’s recent album, and the video features him and Waller-Bridge cheerfully strutting around a cabaret set in matching sparkly sweater-vests.
The new edition of “Simply Sondheim” — a cabaret production unveiled in 2015 to mark the company’s 25th anniversary — is a newly imagined version with 30 Sondheim songs staged by Gardiner.Arlington’s Signature Theatre will put its best musical foot forward online in 2021 | Peter Marks | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
Then we were dropping in on some cabaret in Denver, or perhaps it was a restaurant in Nevada.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I was thinking of Bob Fosse when he took cabaret and completely changed it for film,” Marshall says.
Like Fosse did with cabaret, Marshall excised two major characters: the Narrator and the Mysterious Man.
One thing I do to respect the people who want to keep hip hop ‘sacred’ is refer to myself as rap-cabaret.
I went to see cabaret the other night, but it was over the top slightly.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’ | Kevin Fallon | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is a narrow lane, and there is a cabaret at each corner of it.Under Wellington's Command | G. A. Henty
Despite this clue to Miss Weston's character, we were disappointed and surprised at her conduct in the Paris cabaret.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
She sat first with her one friend in the establishment, who was a kindly but hardened cabaret singer.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
The house was near a noted cabaret, to which they sometimes resorted, at the Saint-Sulpice end of the street.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2) | Benjamin Ellis Martin
He was expected to maintain the dignity of the government on a salary that a cabaret performer would count beneath contempt.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for cabaret
a floor show of dancing, singing, or other light entertainment at a nightclub or restaurant
mainly US a nightclub or restaurant providing such entertainment
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