vaudevillian


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vaude·vil·lian

 (vôd-vĭl′yən, vōd-, vô′də-)
n.
One, especially a performer, who works in vaudeville.

vaude·vil′lian adj.

vaudevillian

or

vaudevillean

n
(Theatre) a person who writes for or performs in vaudeville
adj
(Theatre) of, characteristic of, or relating to vaudeville
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vaudevillian - a performer who works in vaudeville
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
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The awards are named after Gracie Allen, the late vaudevillian and comedian.
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"A talented vaudevillian who could always make everybody laugh, Kenny was truly the heart and soul of R2-D2 and will be missed by all his fans and everyone who knew him."
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