Definition of vaudeville:
- 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.
- A theatrical piece, usually a comedy, the dialogue of which is intermingled with light or satirical songs, set to familiar airs.
- Loosely, and now commonly, variety ( see above), as, to play in vaudeville; a vaudeville actor.
- drama (part of speech: noun)
- "Psychology and Social Sanity", Hugo Münsterberg.
- "The Ghost Ship", Richard Middleton.
- "Flamsted quarries", Mary E. Waller.