Definition of “show business” - English Dictionary

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“show business” in British English

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show businessnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈʃəʊ ˌbɪz.nɪs/ us /ˈʃoʊ ˌbɪz.nɪs/ informal showbiz

the entertainment business, especially the part that is considered to be popular but not very artistic or serious:

Stars of the entertainment world turned out to celebrate his 40th year in show business.

(Definition of “show business” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“show business” in American English

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show businessnoun [ U ]

/ˈʃoʊ ˌbɪz·nəs/ infml show biz, /ˈʃoʊ ˌbɪz/

the industry that produces entertainment such as movies and popular music, and the people who work in that industry

(Definition of “show business” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“show business” in Business English

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show businessnoun [ U ]

uk us also informal showbiz COMMERCE

the entertainment business:

in show business Her life in show business didn't last long.
Family commitments led her to quit show business.

(Definition of “show business” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)