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 formsre·vu·ist, noun
Can be confusedreview 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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Word Origin and History for revue



1872, "show presenting a review of current events," from French revue, from Middle French, literally "survey," noun use of fem. past participle of revoir "to see again" (see review (n.)). Later extended to shows consisting of a series of unrelated scenes.

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