Definition of compère in English:


Line breaks: com|père
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmpɛː



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  • Act as a compère for (a variety show): Mark Wilson compered the whole proceedings
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    • 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.


early 20th century: French, literally 'godfather', from medieval Latin compater, from com- 'together with' + Latin pater 'father'.

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