game show

game show
noun
a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards
Syn: ↑giveaway
Hypernyms: ↑broadcast, ↑program, ↑programme
Hyponyms: ↑quiz program

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a television or radio program in which contestants answer questions or play games of skill or chance in order to win money or other prizes.

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game show noun
A television show with contestants competing for prizes
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Main Entry:game

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game show UK US noun [countable] [singular game show plural game shows]
a television programme in which people play games or answer questions in order to win prizes
Thesaurus: types of television or radio programmehyponym

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game show,
U.S. a television program built around a game or contest in which the players or contestants are scored and the winners are given prizes: »

Currently there are 30 hours of game shows on the networks' daytime schedules (Time).

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n. a television program in which people compete to win prizes

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noun, pl ⋯ shows [count]
: a television program in which people try to win prizes in a game

He was a contestant on a game show. = He was a game-show contestant.

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ˈgame show [game show game shows] noun
a television programme in which people play games or answer questions to win prizes

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