Origin of vaudeville
Examples from the Web for vaudeville
The odd (though beautiful) pair here is Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who were a hit on the vaudeville circuit.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More|Janice Kaplan|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vaudeville was dead, Houdini was dead—he was off the radar.
His life as the child of a vaudeville couple was one-step above living in the circus—cheap hotels and rooming houses were home.
The genial dialogue between Lovelace and her costar, Harry Reems, is like a vaudeville routine.
They also put on an annual recital and one year even gave a vaudeville show.Frying Pan Farm|Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Disconnected episodes, then, may possibly make a vaudeville sketch or the libretto of a lower order of musical comedy.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
In her case it was not vaudeville—and it was only lying to herself to call it so.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
In securing entrance in vaudeville, color is at first an advantage.Half a Man|Mary White Ovington
This was a drawing of "Joseph's Sweetheart," at the Vaudeville, showing great mastery over pen-and-ink.The History of "Punch"|M. H. Spielmann
British Dictionary definitions for vaudeville
Word Origin for vaudeville
Culture definitions for vaudeville
Light theatrical entertainment, popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, consisting of a succession of short acts. A vaudeville show usually included comedians, singers, dancers, jugglers, trained animals, magicians, and the like.