- a form of theatrical entertainment in which recent events, popular fads, etc., are parodied.
- any entertainment featuring skits, dances, and songs.
Origin of revue
Related Words for revueplay, concert, show, dance, appearance, drama, production, behavior, act, portrayal, presentation, display, opera, spoof, travesty, farce, cabaret, extravaganza, set, interpretation
Examples from the Web for revue
Contemporary Examples of revue
Competition is fierce for the revue, so her talent must have shone.Japan's Maverick First Lady
September 25, 2009
Historical Examples of revue
We dined on frogs' legs and Vouvray, and then went to see the Revue at the Marigny.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
I have treated this question in the Revue universitaire, 1896, vol.Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
The new 'revue' seemed to be the very last thing that they were interested in.A Great Man
If I do not hear from you I will return the 'Revue' in a few days (with the cover).
If it is a revue, I have all of the skits and numbers with me.The Art of Stage Dancing
less commonly review
- a form of light entertainment consisting of a series of topical sketches, songs, dancing, comic turns, etc
Word Origin for revue
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.