Definition of Showmanship

1. Noun. The ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner.




Definition of Showmanship

1. Noun. The quality or skill of giving an engaging or compelling performance; a stage presence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Showmanship

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Showmanship

showing neatness
showing off
showing trust
showing up
showing wisdom
showings
showish
showjumper
showjumpers
showjumping
showlike
showman
showmance
showmances
showmanly
showmanship (current term)
showmanships
showmen
shown
showoff
showoffs
showperson
showpersons
showpiece
showpieces
showplace
showplaces
showplan
showplans
showreel

Literary usage of Showmanship

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1. Theatre Arts by Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit (1917)
"But mere showmanship did not conceive it, neither did its success foster in the artist a Barnum soul. As this is being written there is going to the press ..."

2. Architecture of Instruction and Delight: A Socio-historical Analysis of by Pieter van Wesemael (2001)
"8 The Great Depression and the associated under-consumption offered the industrial designer the opportunity to demonstrate his showmanship and salesmanship. ..."

3. Baseball Goes to War by William B. Mead (1998)
"... appeared out of the dugout and circled the bases. The Babe himself. In uniform. A little showmanship, eh? I didn't know I was such a showman. ..."

4. Baseball Goes to War by William B. Mead (1998)
"... appeared out of the dugout and circled the bases. The Babe himself. In uniform. A little showmanship, eh? I didn't know I was such a showman. ..."

5. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences Staff, Caroline K. McEuen (1980)
"When he detected gross confusion or misconceptions, and especially when they masqueraded behind a facade of glib showmanship, he could be merciless. ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"The two stage managers, Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Farley, surpassed in showmanship any impresario ever known. Hollywood ought to snap them up immediately. ..."

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