Definition of show business in English:

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show business

Pronunciation: /ˈSHō ˌbiznis/


The theater, movies, television, and pop music as a profession or industry.
Example sentences
  • Disputes between writers and directors are not uncommon in the film industry and show business all over the world.
  • Jews were eventually banned from the professions, show business, teaching, the civil service and journalism.
  • What follows is very predictable for anyone who has ever seen a film about show business.

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Syllabification: show busi·ness

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