(?), n. [L. vaticinium.] A prediction; a vaticination. [Obs.] Holinshed.
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(?), n. [F., fr. Vau-de-vire, a village in Normandy, where Olivier Basselin, at the end of the 14th century, composed such songs.]
[Written also vaudevil.]

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1. 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.
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2. A theatrical piece, usually a comedy, the dialogue of which is intermingled with light or satirical songs, set to familiar airs.
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The early vaudeville, which is the forerunner of the opera bouffe, was light, graceful, and piquant.
Johnson's Cyc.
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3. a variety show when performed live in a theater (see above); as, to play in vaudeville; a vaudeville actor.
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(v*dw"), n. sing. & pl. [F.] 1. An inhabitant, or the inhabitants, of the Swiss canton of Vaud.
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2. A modern name of the Waldenses.
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