A kind of song of a lively character, frequently embodying a satire on some person or event, sung to a familiar air in couplets with a refrain; a street song; a topical song.
- Stage entertainment offering a variety of short acts such as slapstick turns, song-and-dance routines, and juggling performances.
- A theatrical performance of this kind; a variety show.
- A light comic play that often includes songs, pantomime, and dances.
- A popular, often satirical song.