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I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be in show business!
Maria Canals Barrera

Meaning of "show business" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHOW BUSINESS

show business play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHOW BUSINESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Show business is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHOW BUSINESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Show business

Show business, sometimes shortened to show biz or showbiz, is a vernacular term for all aspects of entertainment, especially light entertainment. The word applies to all aspects of the entertainment industry from the business side to the creative element. The term was in common usage throughout the 20th century, but the first known use in print dates from 1850. At that time and for several decades it always included an initial the. By the latter part of the century it had acquired a slightly arcane quality associated with the era of variety, but the term is still in active use.

Definition of show business in the English dictionary

The definition of show business in the dictionary is the entertainment industry, including theatre, films, television, and radio Informal term: show biz.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

show a clean pair of heels
show a leg
show bag
show bill
show card
show copy
show day
show flat
show girl
show home
show house
show in
show jumper
show jumping
show of hands
show off
show one´s cards
show one´s face
show one´s hand
show one´s teeth

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

agribusiness
big business
bulkiness
business
cleanliness
cleanliness is next to godliness
comeliness
dizziness
do the business
e-business
emptiness
family business
fitness
friendliness
happiness
holiness
laziness
loneliness
loveliness
readiness
timeliness

Synonyms and antonyms of show business in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «show business» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHOW BUSINESS

Find out the translation of show business to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of show business from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «show business» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

演艺界
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mundo del espectáculo
570 millions of speakers

English

show business
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दिखाने के कारोबार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَالِمُ الِاسْتِعْراض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

индустрия развлечений
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mundo do espetáculo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যাবসা দেখাও
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

industrie du spectacle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tunjukkan perniagaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Showgeschäft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ショービジネス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쇼 비즈니스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nuduhake bisnis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngành kinh doanh giải trí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிகழ்ச்சி வணிக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यवसाय दाखवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gösteri işi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

industria dello spettacolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

show-biznes
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шоу-бізнес
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

show-business
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βιομηχανία θεάματος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wys besigheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nöjesbranschen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

underholdningsbransje
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of show business

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHOW BUSINESS»

The term «show business» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.332 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «show business».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHOW BUSINESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «show business» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «show business» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about show business

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHOW BUSINESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word show business.
1
Gerry Anderson
There are some people in show business who are proud of the number of marriages they've had.
2
Tom Arnold
The nature of show business is people within the business feel that if someone else fails, they move up a notch.
3
Roy Ayers
I'm celebrating my 40th year in show business this year.
4
Maria Canals Barrera
I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be in show business!
5
Alice Barrett
But this is called show business, not show family.
6
Chuck Barris
Spontaneity is such an entertaining facet of show business.
7
Warren Beatty
Government is not show business.
8
Bonnie Bedelia
I'm from New York; I've been in show business all my life. I'm a wild and crazy gal, yet I always play these soft, warm, loving earth mothers. It's a pain in the butt. I'm a femme fatale!
9
Lance Burton
I'm very happy to be employed. I always contend that in show business that if you're employed, then you're successful.
10
Jim Carrey
Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHOW BUSINESS»

Discover the use of show business in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to show business and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
ALL Business is Show Business: Strategies for Earning ...
Scott McKain has discovered what the film, television, and music industries have known for years: to be successful, you must create an emotional link with your audience.
Scott McKain, 2002
2
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of ...
Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary ...
Neil Postman, 2006
3
My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business: A Memoir
The popular entertainer looks back on his extensive career, reminiscing about productions ranging from "The Dick Van Dyke Show" to "Mary Poppins" while describing his relationships with such figures as Carl Reiner and Mary Tyler Moore.
Dick Van Dyke, 2012
4
Show Business
On-screen fiction and off-screen reality intertwine in a story of the glitz, glamour, egos, and double standards found in the Hollywoodish Indian film world. 15,000 first printing. National ad/promo.
Shashi Tharoor, 2011
5
Wake Me When It's Funny: How to Break Into Show Business and ...
The director, television producer, and actor recounts his rise to success in Hollywood and offers advice on making it in show business
Garry Marshall, 1997
6
Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting
Quoting generously from transcripts of its hearings, Vaughn shows how the committee's primary purpose was punitive rather than legislative, and concludes that its most serious damage to American theatre and film is not easily documented: ...
Robert Vaughn, 1996
7
Ziegfeld: The Man Who Invented Show Business
In Ziegfeld: The Man Who Created Show Business, Ethan Mordden recreates the lost world of the Follies, a place of long-vanished beauty masterminded by one of the most inventive, ruthless, street-smart and exacting men ever to fill a theatre ...
Ethan Mordden, 2008
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Africans on Stage: Studies in Ethnological Show Business
African showpeople, real as well as counterfeit, are featured as the main attractions in this book, but standing just behind them are a supporting case of managers and impresarios whose efforts to capitalize on spectacular displays of ...
Bernth Lindfors, 1999
9
Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness
Fur rises and havoc ensues when Hairy Maclary the dog intrudes upon a cat show.
Lynley Dodd, 2006
10
Show Business
The images in this volume include selected exhibits and photographic editorials that visually reported the shows for trade newspapers and show organizers.
Ron Schramm, 2012

5 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHOW BUSINESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term show business is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jerry Seinfeld Trashes YouTube: 'A Giant Garbage Can'
I think show business is for talent, that's who should be in it. ... “When you get to a certain point in the business, what a man is looking for in a network is the same ... «Breitbart News, Apr 15»
2
How Jimmy Fallon Made It To 'The Tonight Show' Through …
"Most people in show business think they know everything. They don't really listen to the other person. They just wait for the other person to stop talking. «Business Insider, Nov 14»
3
Jay Leno May Return To TV With A Car Show On CNBC
Jay Leno's days as Tonight Show host may be over, but that doesn't mean he's out of show business. In fact, he could be coming back to primetime television ... «Business Insider, Oct 14»
4
Show Business Was Cruel to Joan Rivers, and She Was Cruel Right …
There are three canonical narratives involving people who didn't end up hosting The Tonight Show. There's the bristly, modern heir apparent, spurned in favor of ... «Slate Magazine, Sep 14»
5
Jay Leno on Show Business: "Eventually You're Going to Get …
There's no business like show business. Working in Hollywood comes with a lot of perks -- money, fame, more money -- but as Jay Leno knows all too well, the ... «Us Magazine, Jan 14»

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