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playbill (plural playbills)

  1. A poster advertising a theatrical performance.
  2. A program / programme / pamphlet for a theatrical performance.


  • 1830 John Bernard - Retrospections of the Stage - Page 155
    On strolling about the town, I perceived a playbill, and at the head of it the name of that celebrated itinerant, James Whitely.
  • 1853 George E Baker - The Works of William H. Seward - Page 561
    I confess my regret, although meliorated, was not banished by reading upon my playbill the name of Madame Malibran as the principal singer.