- the skill or ability of a showman.
Origin of showmanship
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Examples from the Web for showmanship
Many critics have disdain precisely for this strange messiness of his, this showmanship that dares to create a new order.Frank Gehry Is Architecture’s Mad Genius
October 27, 2014
And so we can think back to boxing, the showmanship of it, the charged arrival of the man in the silk robe.Oscar De La Hoya: What May Be Behind Cross-Dressing Rumors
November 11, 2011
Or, as former senator Rick Santorum put it, “showmanship, not leadership.”Michele Bachmann’s Promise and Peril
August 13, 2011
Gordon: I felt like it was a kind of showmanship and this highly intellectual meta-fictional move.The David Foster Wallace Generation
Seth Colter Walls
April 7, 2011
Much information about showmanship is given in our makeup classes.The Art of Stage Dancing
His anger struggled with his pleasure at Hugo's showmanship.Gladiator
As for the rest of the trick, the effect is produced entirely by showmanship.
As for Fanny's method; here is a typical example of her somewhat crude effectiveness in showmanship.Fanny Herself
In doing this you make use of an excellent little piece of showmanship; you pretend to be very nervous.
Word Origin and History for showmanship
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