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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kab-uh-rey for 1–4, 6, 7; kab-uh-ret for 5]
    • /ˌkæb əˈreɪ for 1–4, 6, 7; ˈkæb əˌrɛt for 5 /
    • /ˈkæb.ə.reɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab-uh-rey for 1–4, 6, 7; kab-uh-ret for 5]
    • /ˌkæb əˈreɪ for 1–4, 6, 7; ˈkæb əˌrɛt for 5 /

Definitions of cabaret word

  • uncountable noun cabaret Cabaret is live entertainment consisting of dancing, singing, or comedy acts that are performed in the evening in restaurants or nightclubs. 3
  • countable noun cabaret A cabaret is a show that is performed in a restaurant or nightclub, and that consists of dancing, singing, or comedy acts. 3
  • countable noun cabaret A cabaret is a restaurant or nightclub where live entertainment such as dancing, singing, or comedy is performed. 3
  • noun cabaret a floor show of dancing, singing, or other light entertainment at a nightclub or restaurant 3
  • noun cabaret a nightclub or restaurant providing such entertainment 3
  • noun cabaret a restaurant or cafe with dancing, singing, skits, etc. as entertainment 3

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Origin of cabaret

First appearance:

before 1625
One of the 42% oldest English words
1625-35; < French: tap-room, Middle French dial. (Picard or Walloon) < Middle Dutch, denasalized variant of cambret, cameret < Picard camberete small room (cognate with French chambrette; see chamber, -ette)

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Parts of speech for Cabaret


cabaret popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for cabaret

noun cabaret

  • disco — discotheque.
  • tavern — a place where liquors are sold to be consumed on the premises.
  • dive — to plunge into water, especially headfirst.
  • bar — A bar is a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks.
  • hideaway — a place to which a person can retreat for safety, privacy, relaxation, or seclusion; refuge: His hideaway is in the mountains.

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