or re·view

[ ri-vyoo ]
/ rɪˈvyu /


a form of theatrical entertainment in which recent events, popular fads, etc., are parodied.
any entertainment featuring skits, dances, and songs.

Origin of revue

1870–75; < French: review

Related forms

re·vu·ist, noun

Can be confused

review revue (see synonym study at review) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for revue


less commonly review

/ (rɪˈvjuː) /


a form of light entertainment consisting of a series of topical sketches, songs, dancing, comic turns, etc

Word Origin for revue

C20: from French; see review
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