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Types of entertainment

air show

noun

an event at which people watch planes fly and perform impressive movements in the sky

bullfight

noun

a traditional entertainment in which a person called a matador fights a bull and tries to kill it. Bullfights are popular especially in Spain and Mexico.

burlesque

noun

a type of performance or entertainment that involves jokes, songs, and usually strippers

cabaret

noun

entertainment in a restaurant or club, performed while you eat or drink

comedy

noun

a type of entertainment intended to make people laugh

corporate hospitality

noun

entertainment provided by companies for their customers, for example at major sports events, in order to get more business

hospitality

noun

food, drink, and entertainment given to customers by a company or organization

karaoke

noun

a type of entertainment in which people sing popular songs while recorded music is played

light entertainment

noun

entertainment that is not very serious and involves things such as singing, dancing, and telling jokes

light show

noun

an entertainment in which a series of coloured lights make patterns in the sky

movieoke

a type of entertainment in which a person acts out scenes from a film by reading words from a screen while the film scenes are playing silently in the background

musical comedy

noun

a play or film in which singing and dancing are an important part of a humorous romantic story

music hall

noun

a type of entertainment of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that consisted of a series of short performances by singers, dancers, and comedians (=people telling jokes) in a theatre

nightlife

noun

evening entertainment in places such as nightclubs and bars

pantomime

noun

a type of entertainment consisting of these funny plays

popular culture

noun

the types of entertainment that most people in a society enjoy, for example films, television programmes, and popular music

showbiz

noun

show business

show business

noun

the entertainment industry, including films, television, radio, theatre, and music

son et lumière

noun

a show that takes place outside a historical building at night and features bright lights and recorded sounds, often explaining the history of the building

spoof

noun

a piece of entertainment that copies something in a funny way that is intended to make it seem silly

strip

noun

a type of entertainment in which someone takes off their clothes

strip show

noun

an entertainment in which the performers take off their clothes while dancing to music

striptease

noun

a strip show, or the type of dancing that you see there

tattoo

noun

a military event where soldiers march and perform to music

theatre

noun

plays considered as entertainment or art

variety

noun

entertainment consisting of different short performances, for example people singing, dancing, and telling jokes

vaudeville

noun

a type of popular entertainment of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

bullfighting

noun

busking

noun

ventriloquism

noun

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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drive-by handshake

a brief handshake that is made without pausing or making eye contact, because you are upset or angry

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