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show

noun [C] (ENTERTAINMENT)    /ʃəʊ/ US  /ʃoʊ/
A2 a theatre performance or a television or radio programme that is entertaining rather than serious: a radio/television/stage show a quiz/game show Why don't we go to London on Saturday and see a show? We had to raise £60,000 to stage the show. We had a puppet show for Jamie's birthday party. → See also roadshowSpectacles and performancesProgrammes and other broadcasts
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