Pronunciation: (kab"u-rā' for 1–4, 6, 7; kab'u-ret" for 5),[key] —n., v.,-retedPronunciation: (-rād'),[key]-ret•ingPronunciation: (-rā'ing).[key]
—n. 1. a restaurant providing food, drink, music, a dance floor, and often a floor show.
2. a café that serves food and drink and offers entertainment often of an improvisatory, satirical, and topical nature.
3. a floor show consisting of such entertainment: The cover charge includes dinner and a cabaret. 4. a form of theatrical entertainment, consisting mainly of political satire in the form of skits, songs, and improvisations: an actress whose credits include cabaret, TV, and dinner theater. 5. a decoratively painted porcelain coffee or tea service with tray, produced esp. in the 18th century.
6. Archaic.a shop selling wines and liquors.