Definition of showmanship in US English:

showmanship

noun

  • Skill at entertaining, theatrical presentation, or performance.

    ‘Bud had a flair for showmanship and understood what the public wanted to see’
    • ‘There isn't a whole lot to this movie in terms of showmanship—the real enjoyment is in the details.’
    • ‘I had to hand it to him, he had showmanship.’
    • ‘The sizzle, the showmanship part of film-making, is not endorsed by Canadians.’
    • ‘The external forms of genuine emotion jarred at first in the context of his signature showmanship.’
    • ‘He effortlessly produces tones that are nothing short of divine, completely free of self-conscious showmanship.’
    • ‘Showmanship is an art lost on just about the entire indie world.’
    • ‘His tragic gift for showmanship began to get on the nerves of reserved Anglo-Saxons.’
    • ‘The opening numbers are all high-octane rock numbers with the emphasis on ultimate pomp and showmanship.’
    • ‘This new-found sense of pop showmanship is astounding for the two of them.’
    • ‘That kind of self-congratulatory showmanship doesn't sit well with me.’

Pronunciation

showmanship

/ˈʃoʊmənˌʃɪp//ˈSHōmənˌSHip/