noun, plural o·li·os.
- a specialty act performed downstage while the upstage set is changed.
- a performance, as a musical number, presented between scenes or acts.
- drop scene(def 1).
- a program of variety acts, especially the second half of a minstrel show.
Origin of olio
Can be confusedoleo olio
Examples from the Web for olio
The result was Olio Lusso, a blend of eleven essential oils derived from flowers and botanicals.65-Year-Old Linda Rodin Named the Newest Model for The Row|Justin Jones|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some other recommendations are Las Brisas from Jorge Ordoñez, Yellingbo Gold unfiltered, Rainieri, Olio Verde, and Trampetti.
I might indeed, following the example of the Sunday newsmonger, call it the Olio.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
Though I do not doubt but they are an olio of lies and scandal, I should like to see them.The Ladies|E. Barrington
I must have an olio pot,' she said, 'an olio pot, and the heaviest one.The Queen Pedauque|Anatole France
But I have such an olio of affairs, really I know not what to do.The Way of the World|William Congreve
If you could do anything at all, Hannah, you'd lead a chorus and go in the olio.The Happy End|Joseph Hergesheimer