One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who asks the questions and enforces the rules in a television or radio quiz programme.
- ‘The booming voice of the quizmaster is being punctuated by the beep of mobile phones receiving text messages.’
- ‘But the quizmaster was firm - at one time even threatening to crucify anyone who prompted the participants.’
- ‘A word of thanks are extended also to the quizmasters, the people who donated spot prizes, and to all who took part each week.’
- ‘But at the very last minute, just as the quizmaster was coming round, my phone vibrated.’
- ‘The quizmaster had a tough time keeping his wits about as hundreds of school students screamed at him from all sides wanting to be asked questions and wanting to lay their hands on the prizes.’
- ‘There were many attractive gifts and trophies for the winners as well as for the audience who answered the tricky questions from the quizmaster.’
- ‘Since then he has become a formidable quizmaster and he had kept all the questions he has ever asked in a filing cabinet.’
- ‘I have always wondered if this was true, or was cooked up by the quizmaster.’
- ‘Quiz competitions are always a learning experience - whether you are a participant or part of the audience or a quizmaster.’
- ‘He says a quizmaster is supposed to know all the answers.’
- ‘I am not the quizmaster; I am merely the referee.’
- ‘Audience participation was animated to the point that the quizmaster had to hush the audience during the tie to pre-empt prompts.’
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