a person who presents or produces a show, especially of a theatrical nature.
a person who is gifted in doing or presenting things theatrically or dramatically: He didn't have much voice but was a great showman.
- show·man·ly, adverb
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How to use showman in a sentence
Taking into account that Musk is known for being a showman over being a realist, you probably shouldn’t hold your breath for him to deliver this promised product on time.Tesla wants to make humanoid robots. Here’s their competition. | Charlotte Hu | August 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
When he was about 16, he had his first major professional job, working for a week in Boston with Cab Calloway, a singer and showman who had been popular in the 1930s.Chick Corea, versatile pianist who made jazz eclectic and electric, dies at 79 | Matt Schudel | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Paige was a natural showman, like the way he ambled into a ballgame from the bullpen — this old gentleman, not one to rush into difficulties.Satchel Paige was one of baseball’s best. It didn’t take an announcement to know that. | Thomas M. Boswell | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
Diana showman, 19, had come out of her house, ignored demands to put down the weapon, and was shot once.
If T-Rex is a rapper by which to set your watch, Daylyt is something of a controversial showman.
Ever the showman, he asks if he can play the tape forward, sing the lyric once, play that “backmasked stuff,” then sing that.
The announcement was a vintage bit of a political theater for a master political showman.Ex-Con, Ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci Wants His Old Job Back | David Freedlander | June 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was not just the best player of his time—he was a showman of epic proportions.
The baggage—two trunks, a showman's keyster, two suitcases, a big duffle bag and handbags—was loaded on trailer and backseat.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
When an experienced showman came to do the clipping, I naturally stuck around to see what would happen.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
A strong man held her by the wool around her neck, while the experienced showman looked her over with a critical eye.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
I'm the showman of the occasion, moreover, and I avert myself, leaving you to judge.The Tragic Muse | Henry James
Herr Selingman stood on one side with outstretched hand, in the manner of a showman.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo | E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for showman
a person who presents or produces a theatrical show, etc
a person skilled at presenting anything in an effective manner
- showmanship, noun
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