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Definition of vaudeville:

  1. A kind of song of a lively character, frequently embodying a satire on some person or event, sung to a familiar air in couplets with a refrain; a street song; a topical song.
  2. A theatrical piece, usually a comedy, the dialogue of which is intermingled with light or satirical songs, set to familiar airs.
  3. Loosely, and now commonly, variety ( see above), as, to play in vaudeville; a vaudeville actor.


vaudeville theatre, vaud, music hall, bawdeville, vaudeville theater.

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