Definition of show business in English:

show business

noun

  • The theater, movies, television, and pop music as a profession or industry.

    • ‘Now, in show business, you don't have to be just good, you've got to be different.’
    • ‘I'd tried hard to break into show business with a record pantomime act in junior high school.’
    • ‘Breaking into show business was hard, but getting and keeping good grades was my real challenge!’
    • ‘The business side of Wilson's career all by itself provides a short course in the dark side of show business.’
    • ‘The money you made in show business doesn't equal the money you've made as a businessman, right?’
    • ‘What follows is very predictable for anyone who has ever seen a film about show business.’
    • ‘Mainstream pundits and journalists are creatures of show business more than anything else.’
    • ‘Both were in show business, Robin Day in television, Alec Guinness in theatre, movies and television.’
    • ‘The character that I admire most in show business to this day is Noel Coward.’
    • ‘Disputes between writers and directors are not uncommon in the film industry and show business all over the world.’
    • ‘Living in Los Angeles with two parents in show business, I knew what being gay meant from an early age.’
    • ‘As a member of the Bee Gees, Maurice Gibb had been one of the best-known faces in show business for the last four decades.’
    • ‘Diana's frequent liaisons with the world of show business made her different.’
    • ‘Pat Morita got into show business as a comedian, frequently using his ethnicity as a source of humor.’
    • ‘Johnny is one of the most highly regarded entertainers in the country, and one of the best known faces in Irish show business.’
    • ‘A week went by and I began to wonder if anything at all would come out of my attempt at getting into show business.’
    • ‘His brothers, Christopher and Michael, are also in show business.’
    • ‘Few actors can match him for sheer volume of film roles spanning over five decades of show business.’
    • ‘My mother was my dance teacher and my father was in show business.’
    • ‘Jews were eventually banned from the professions, show business, teaching, the civil service and journalism.’
    drama, the theatre, the stage, the performing arts, dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, stagecraft, theatricals, theatrics, the thespian art
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Pronunciation

show business

/ˈSHō ˌbiznis/