Definition of compère in English:
A person who introduces the performers or contestants in a variety show.
- Early attempts, including Cool for Cats and Six-Five Special, combined performances with bantering compères to mixed effect.
- Unfortunately the compères struck a bad-tempered note at this otherwise congenial event.
- Ultimately, however, it was the compère who mattered - who could they find who represented the indomitable spirit of Britain, the calm acceptance of the ever-present risk of death, and, most important, the triumph of love over death?
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Act as a compère for (a variety show): Mark Wilson compered the whole proceedings
More example sentences
- The glittering ceremony was hosted by comedian Billy Crystal, who has now compèred eight times, and who cracked plenty of jokes.
- The programme was compèred by Rashmi Rao, a dancer and disciple of Shailaja Madhusoodan.
- Fantasia members compèred in French for the audience.
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