Definition of cabaret in English:


Syllabification: cab·a·ret
Pronunciation: /ˌkabəˈrā, ˈkabəˌrā


1Entertainment held in a nightclub or restaurant while the audience eats or drinks at tables: she was seen recently in cabaret [as modifier]: a cabaret act
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  • The audience is invited to be part of the Cabaret with special on stage seating at cabaret tables.
  • Comedy and cabaret also attract large audiences and appear to have a large talent pool.
  • The humour which made him a firm favourite with lounge and cabaret audiences never deserted him throughout his illness.
1.1A nightclub or restaurant where entertainment is performed.
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  • Now it offers a plethora of bars, restaurants, cabarets, clubs and sports grounds.
  • After all, what does a mall consist of other than restaurants, discos, cabarets?
  • The law which came into force on June 24 is seeing owners of not just cabarets but also lounge bars, restaurants and discotheques struggling to meet stringent licensing conditions.


mid-17th century (denoting a French inn): from Old French, literally 'wooden structure', via Middle Dutch from Old Picard camberet 'little room'. Current senses date from the early 20th century.

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